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Orioles' Buck Showalter declines to name leadoff hitter yet
Orioles' Buck Showalter declines to name leadoff hitter yet

Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked several times about the club’s vacant leadoff spot during his meeting with the media and his two Q&A sessions with the fans, but he didn’t give any clear indication of how that player will be chosen. Instead, he downplayed the importance of the role, and the notion that outfielder Alejandro De Aza might win it by default. “Somebody’s going to lead off Opening Day, I’ll bet you,’’ Showalter said. “Our guys don’t talk about it a lot. I’ve said many times, take your best hitter and hit him first and give him more at-bats. Showalter said there wouldn’t be an “audition” for...

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