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Orr decides against Olympics

Orr decides against Olympics

SAN FRANCISCO -- After having a talk with general manager Jim Bowden on Tuesday, Nationals infielder Pete Orr has decided not to represent Canada at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in August.

Orr had until noon ET on Wednesday to make a decision, but it looks like he will stay in the Major Leagues for the foreseeable future. Active big leaguers are not allowed to play in this year's Olympics. Orr, however, did play in the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece.

"It would have been a huge honor," Orr said, "but at the same time, it's an honor being a Washington National."

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The hardworking Orr is a backup infielder and is 4-for-24 with a run scored for Washington this season.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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