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McLouth has fond memories of time with O's

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WASHINGTON -- Nate McLouth went up against the Orioles on Monday night at Nationals Park for the first time since spending the 2012-13 seasons with the team.

McLouth signed a two-year deal with Nationals this past summer but said the Orioles would always have a special place in his heart. Baltimore provided the outfielder with an opportunity during the 2012 season after the Pirates released him.

"That's something that I'll be forever grateful for," McLouth said. "That year-and-a-half that I was there was just some of the best times I've had on a baseball field. Made some great friends there and got to be part of a great organization. It was a great time."

The Baltimore fan base is equally as grateful toward McLouth, who hit .318 with the team in the 2012 American League Division Series. He was an integral part in the Orioles taking the Yankees to a deciding fifth game in that series, which was part of the organization's first postseason appearance since 1997.

"It had been so long since the Orioles had been in the postseason," McLouth said. "Just to feel how exciting it was for not only the players, but especially the fans that had been watching that team and supporting the team for so long. And for them to finally get to see some postseason baseball was special."

Daniel Popper is an associate reporter for MLB.com. He also can be found on Twitter @danielrpopper. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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