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Close friends Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson competing for spot on Orioles pitching staff

Close friends Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson competing for spot on Orioles pitching staff

Orioles pitching prospects Mike Wright and Tyler Wilson sat shoulder to shoulder at their lockers Monday morning, goofing around with their cellphones as they waited to take the field at the Ed Smith Stadium spring training complex.

They are, by the account of both, good friends who have come up through the minor leagues together, and they are locked in competition for what might be one bullpen/spot starter role on the major league pitching staff.

It's not an unusual situation. Prospects grow close on the farm, then move up the developmental ladder side by side until they get to major league camp. Then it's game on, which you might think would create an uncomfortable situation...

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