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Morning briefing: Edwin Jackson starting at Norfolk, Schoop and other updates

Morning briefing: Edwin Jackson starting at Norfolk, Schoop and other updates

Veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson, who signed a minor league contract with the Orioles just after Opening Day, is set to make his first start today against the Durham Bulls.

"Edwin Jackson is starting today for Norfolk,'' Buck Showalter said. "That's good to see."

There was some question whether the Orioles would steer Jackson toward a possible rotation or spot starter role or prepare him for a middle relief role. Showalter said that the fact that he is making his first minor league appearance as a starter is not necessarily definitive.

"I'm not sure," Showalter said. "I know he's had a background in both, kind of like Steve Johnson starting...

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