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Orioles won't pressure Pat Connaughton (plus notes on Hardy, rotation, Arencibia)

Orioles won't pressure Pat Connaughton (plus notes on Hardy, rotation, Arencibia)

Manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles won't be putting the full-court pressure on Notre Dame hoops star Pat Connaughton to join the organization any time soon. But once he joins, the Orioles want the right-handed pitcher to focus on baseball. Connaughton, the club’s fourth-round pick last year, was a senior forward who helped lead the Fighting Irish to the Elite Eight, where Notre Dame lost a nail-biter to Kentucky on Saturday night. He’s already received his undergraduate degree, so Connaughton could leave school and re-join the Orioles organization whenever he chooses. But he also could try to prepare for the NBA draft or – perhaps more attainable...

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