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Orioles' Hammel gives himself passing grade in first Grapefruit League outing

Orioles' Hammel gives himself passing grade in first Grapefruit League outing

Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel graded out his first Grapefruit League outing with his new team Thursday afternoon — in which he tossed a pair of scoreless innings in a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves at Ed Smith Stadium — as a "B, C-plus."

Hammel, acquired from the Rockies last month in the trade that send Jeremy Guthrie to Colorado, initially struggled with his control against the Braves, walking leadoff hitter Luis Durango on four pitches, but rebounded to strike out Martin Prado and inducted a pop-up to short from Freddie Freeman.

He then overcame back-to-back...

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