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Orioles finding out quickly that replacing Zach Britton is no easy task

Orioles finding out quickly that replacing Zach Britton is no easy task

It’s not to say Orioles right-hander Brad Brach can’t be a suitable replacement to closer Zach Britton, because on most nights, he’s been just that.

But there’s no secret that sealing wins in the ninth inning takes something special.

And while the Orioles’ bullpen likely has the pieces to survive Britton’s absence, the way the Orioles fill the closer role on a day-to-day basis could end up being one of the team’s biggest challenges this season, at least until the All-Star break – or whenever the club’s All-Star closer returns.

On most nights, Brach has done the job effectively, but if blown saves build up, it ultimately leads to the next man up getting save...

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