Baseball: Blair Dunlap signs with Baltimore

Blair Dunlap, a 43rd-round selection who hit .314 as a redshirt senior last season, signed with the Baltimore Orioles and was assigned to the Aberdeen IronBirds of the Class A New York-Penn League.

Dunlap is one of three Bruins taken by Baltimore -- the other two being closer Dan Klein (third round) and left-hander Matt Drummond (20th round). Both are expected to eventually sign.

Dunlap, who hails from Mission Viejo, was the oldest player on last season's team and posted his best offensive campaign. He hit .300 as a freshman in 2006, took a medical redshirt the following year and then hit .250 and .301 the next two seasons. Dunlap moved from the outfield to designated hitter to make room for freshman Beau Amaral, who earned second-team all-freshman honors from Baseball America.