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With Mychal Givens competing in WBC, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has some concerns

With Mychal Givens competing in WBC, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has some concerns

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens is no stranger to representing the United States in international competition; he did it twice as a heralded high school player. And the opportunity to participate in this year's World Baseball Classic and play on the game's biggest international stage while calling some of the nation's best players his teammates is one Givens doesn't want to miss.

“A world-shaking moment,” Givens said Monday as he described what it was like to receive a text in mid-November from Team USA general manager Joe Torre inviting him onto the team.

But naturally, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has misgivings about seeing Givens break his normal spring training...

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