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As Mychal Givens sees role grow for Orioles, his stature off field makes similar strides

As Mychal Givens sees role grow for Orioles, his stature off field makes similar strides

Checking back to where the Orioles' Mychal Givens has been at each of the past few winter minicamps is a useful way to track where the rising star reliever has been at various stages in his baseball career, and this January is no different.

In 2015, when Givens was still learning to pitch after his conversion from shortstop, then-pitching coach Dave Wallace and then-bullpen coach Dom Chiti tweaked his delivery to keep the upper half of his body in line, and he shot to the majors that June. In 2016, Givens was looking to build on that success and declared he wanted to be a multi-inning asset — and he ended up pitching over an inning in one-third of his outings.

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