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Final roster shaping up for the Orioles

Final roster shaping up for the Orioles

– Heading into the final week of spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was noncommittal Friday about several club issues including the team's Opening Day starter and closer. Yet the pending 25-man roster is becoming much clearer, with only one or two bullpen spots and perhaps the fifth starter's role undecided. One thing is certain, Showalter said: This spring's roster decisions are tougher than last year's, when injuries and lack of depth catapulted players into the majors by default. "Oh yeah, they were tough for a different reason last year. This year, we feel like we've got quality and depth. We'll see if the season plays that...

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