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Recovering Orioles pitchers feeling good after simulated game

Recovering Orioles pitchers feeling good after simulated game

Three critical cogs of the Orioles' pitching staff spent Tuesday morning on the back fields of the Ed Smith Stadium complex. While the Orioles' travel squad was on its way to Fort Myers to play the Boston Red Sox for an afternoon game at JetBlue Park, right-hander Tommy Hunter, left-hander Zach Britton and right-hander Jim Johnson — all rehabilitating injuries this spring — participated in a simulated game in Sarasota. For the trio, this was their first time pitching in game scenarios. Hitters Jon Hester, Jai Miller, Nick Markakis and special assistant Brady Anderson served as hitters but rarely swung. Hunter, battling lower-back stiffness, threw 37 pitches —...

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