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Blame climate change as position players show up early
Blame climate change as position players show up early

A lot of the Orioles' position players are already working out at the Ed Smith Stadium spring training complex, even though the first official full-squad workout is not until next week. So far, the group of position players in camp includes Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy, Steve Pearce, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop, David Lough and Henry Urrutia, as well as newcomers Travis Snider and Chris Parmelee. That would have been unusual a few years ago, but a combination of factors have conspired to encourage the players to show up early -- among them, no doubt, the record snowfalls and bone-chilling temperatures around the country. Blame it on climate change if you want, but there's...

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