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Zach Britton's rotation chances take a hit with bad outing
Zach Britton's rotation chances take a hit with bad outing

SARASOTA, Fla. — Although the Orioles aren't making any proclamations about their rotation with Opening Day looming in less than two weeks, Zach Britton's chances of going north with the club seemingly took a hit Wednesday as he failed to get out of the second inning in a Grapefruit League start against the Toronto Blue Jays. The 25-year-old lefty allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks while retiring only four batters, pushing his spring ERA to 6.10 and likely damaging his standing in a battle with Jake Arrieta, Steve Johnson, Brian Matusz and others for the fifth rotation spot. Britton hopes that isn't the case. "Obviously you don't want to have a...

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