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Orioles remain cautious with Kevin Gausman

Orioles remain cautious with Kevin Gausman

Kevin Gausman’s first spring training start went by nearly as quickly as one of the Orioles right-hander’s mid-90s fastballs: If you blinked, you might have missed it. Gausman’s brief Grapefruit League debut — he threw a scoreless inning in the Orioles’ 5-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers Wednesday afternoon in their home opener at Ed Smith Stadium — was by design. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had said he would bring some of the team’s veteran starting pitchers through spring training slowly, especially after logging innings deep into October, when the team advanced to the American League Championship Series. The 24-year-old Gausman pitched in the...