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Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo goes from low minors to Orioles' Opening Day roster

Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo goes from low minors to Orioles' Opening Day roster

The Orioles plucked right-hander Pedro Araujo from the Chicago Cubs in December’s Rule 5 draft, making him one of three pitchers the club selected in hopes of supplementing their major league pitching staff.

But over the course of the spring, Araujo went from relative unknown, his locker in the Orioles clubhouse in Sarasota tucked into the corner, to earning an Opening Day bullpen spot.

Araujo, 24, was called into a room by some of the Orioles’ veteran relievers Friday, thinking he was in trouble, before he was told by his fellow bullpen mates that he had made the team.

“I was very surprised when I opened the door and I see these guys...

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