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Orioles' Hyun Soo Kim finding ways to adjust and succeed despite limited opportunities

Orioles' Hyun Soo Kim finding ways to adjust and succeed despite limited opportunities

When Hyun Soo Kim was begrudgingly kept on the Orioles' Opening Day roster by a management team that wanted him to go down to the minors to get accustomed to the American game, the South Korean outfielder's future was difficult to project.

How would he adjust to major league pitching without regular playing time? How would he fit in with teammates who had watched with interest as his roster status played out in the public eye? How would he perform when he did get a chance?

That the answer to all three is, by all accounts, surprisingly well as the season's first month draws to a close seems to be a testament to both Kim and the environment the Orioles have created around him,...

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