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Austin Kearns

Leftovers on Orioles reliever Chaz Roe

Leftovers on Orioles reliever Chaz Roe

One of the great things about this job is getting a chance to tell stories that aren’t often told.

I’ve been intrigued by reliever Chaz Roe since spring training. I assumed he was just a guy to absorb innings in the spring and may not even make the Triple-A roster if he didn’t pitch well.

But Orioles manager Buck Showalter kept running him out in exhibition games and he stuck to the end of the spring. And then, after going to Triple-A and starting off slow, he became one of the best relievers at Norfolk, putting him in line for a call-up to the majors.

And when he received that in late May – while the Orioles were in Miami – I still...