Orioles expect to welcome a familiar cast to spring training


AP

12:42 p.m. ET Feb. 10, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) — There probably won’t be much intrigue for the Baltimore Orioles at spring training.

When the team holds its first workout next week in Sarasota, Florida, most of the roster spots already will be decided. That’s because very little has changed since Baltimore lost to Toronto last October in the AL wild card game.

Dan Duquette, the Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, retained free agent slugger Mark Trumbo as part of a power-laden lineup that led the majors in home runs.

Duquette also kept intact a bullpen that ranks among the best in the majors and did very little tinkering with the starting pitching.

Spring training for the Orioles will be about filling out the back end of the roster, lining up his rotation for April and, most of all, staying healthy.

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