Austin Jackson

Now the veteran in a bullpen in flux, Orioles' Mychal Givens seeking club's trust in late innings

Now the veteran in a bullpen in flux, Orioles' Mychal Givens seeking club's trust in late innings

While right-handed reliever Mychal Givens has converted save opportunities in each of the Orioles’ past three wins — including an eight-pitch ninth inning in Tuesday night’s 6-3 victory over the New York Mets — Givens, suddenly the club’s most experienced reliever, is still in the process of earning the trust of manager Buck Showalter.

The departures of late-inning arms Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Darren O’Day at last month’s nonwaiver trade deadline — and the influx of newly acquired young arms that followed — leaves virtually every bullpen role up for grabs.

Even in the past few weeks, roles have evolved. Givens has pitched everywhere from the seventh inning to the ninth....

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