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Get well soon, Jimmy. Maybe you'll confound us all and survive camp again.
Get well soon, Jimmy. Maybe you'll confound us all and survive camp again.
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Balls are leaving Ed Smith at a prodigious pace, the Orioles seem to be averaging an injury a day annnnnd...what else? If you're freaking out a smidge on the third day of exhibition baseball, just know these games mean nothing and it'll really be time to panic when Buck is rolling out a lineup with Steve Tolleson and Paul Janish in the regular season.

Orioles left-hander Matusz sidelined with ailing back, undergoes MRI | Centre Daily Times
I don't wish injury on any of our lads, especially when this might really be Mtausz's year to crack the rotation again.

...I keed.

Jimmy Paredes injury continues Baltimore Orioles' right-field woes - Baltimore Orioles- ESPN
The author tries to tenuously connect the dots between last year's clown car, the Dexter Fowler fiasco and the Paredes wrist injury. Maybe right field is just destined to be like playing drums in Spinal Tap.

Kim's hitless, but Showalter doesn't fret | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Buck ain't skerred.

Two Ways Kevin Gausman Fulfills Projected Breakout - Baseball Essential Welcome, Great Pumpkin!

It's the birthday of much-maligned (and rightfully so, I think) manager Sam Perlozzo. Whatever his merits were as a coach are lost to the ages. Nerio Rodriguez and Bob Johnson also celebrate birthdays today.