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Orioles' Buck Showalter laments another 'tough stretch' out of the lineup for Hyun Soo Kim

The first month of this season for Hyun Soo Kim has been an improvement over the Orioles outfielder’s April from 2016, when he got a scant 17 plate appearances and was glued to the bench for games at a time. But not by much.

The left-handed-hitting Kim is in the middle of another extended absence from the Orioles lineup, sitting on Saturday against knuckleballer Steven Wright and likely on the bench the whole series with the Boston Red Sox throwing left-handers Drew Pomeranz on Friday and Eduardo Rodriguez on Sunday.

Kim previously sat four straight games earlier this month, and has just 22 plate appearances on the young season. Manager Buck Showalter insists...

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