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Orioles notes: Wynns optioned to minors, leaving Sisco, Susac to vie for backup catcher job

Orioles catcher Austin Wynns was optioned to minor league camp Sunday, leaving Chance Sisco and Andrew Susac as the two candidates to back up Caleb Joseph on the Opening Day roster.

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Dylan Bundy still looking for better results as spring training winds down

Dylan Bundy’s pitch count approached triple digits in Sunday afternoon’s start against the New York Mets — a part of the natural progression of spring training — but the Orioles right-hander wasn’t satisfied with the efficiency of his pitches in the 5-4 loss.

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Orioles option left-handed reliever Donnie Hart to Triple-A

The Orioles optioned reliever Donnie Hart to Triple-A Norfolk before Sunday afternoon’s Grapefruit League game against the New York Mets, trimming the club’s big league spring training roster to 41 players.

Hart, 28, was competing for a left-handed bullpen spot but allowed opposing hitters to bat .323 against him in eight Grapefruit League innings this spring.

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Orioles' lefty Tanner Scott being used traditionally in spring, but still ticketed for starter role in minors

Hard-throwing left-handed pitching prospect Tanner Scott has been working regular one-inning stints for the Orioles this spring, leading to some speculation that he could be pitching his way onto the major league roster already.

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'Nothing's going to come between them': Sisco, Wynns friends not foes in Orioles catcher competition

Chance Sisco and Austin Wynns have long been cast against each other in their climbs toward major league catching roles, and nothing about that has changed as they vie each day in the Sarasota sun to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster to back up Caleb Joseph.

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Orioles' Mike Wright Jr.: Shaky ending to Saturday's loss 'doesn't help' rotation case

Orioles right-hander Mike Wright Jr. knows someone in his position — out of minor league options and on the roster bubble entering the last week of spring training — doesn't have the luxury of using spring training just to get ready for the season.

He needs results, and after the fifth inning got away from him Saturday, he didn't leave the 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with good ones.

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