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As spring progresses, confidence grows for Orioles Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo

As spring progresses, confidence grows for Orioles Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo

When spring training began, Pedro Araujo was just one name on a big league camp roster that included 37 pitchers. Now, with one week remaining until spring training breaks in Sarasota, the Rule 5 pick is close to winning one of three available bullpen spots.

After spending most of last season at the high-A level in the Chicago Cubs organization, he’s had his trial by fire against big league hitters and performed well.

Araujo will go into his scheduled Grapefruit League relief outing Monday afternoon against the Detroit Tigers having posted five scoreless outings in his six spring appearances. He has allowed just four hits – and two runs – over six innings of work, striking out...

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