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Uneasy about leaving Orioles, Welington Castillo learning new mates before WBC

Uneasy about leaving Orioles, Welington Castillo learning new mates before WBC

Much has been made about Welington Castillo's crash course learning the Orioles pitching staff before he leaves the team to play in the World Baseball Classic. And the new Orioles catcher realizes becoming comfortable behind the plate is a meticulous process that will continue well into the regular season.

But that won't deter Castillo from getting as many looks at his pitchers as he can. On Friday, Castillo walked into manager Buck Showalter's office asking to play a big part in the team's intersquad games Tuesday and Wednesday in advance of the Orioles' Grapefruit League opener Friday against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla.

"He said, 'You know, I want to catch...

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