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Pitcher Zach Stewart hoping two-year stay in KBO pays off with Orioles

Pitcher Zach Stewart hoping two-year stay in KBO pays off with Orioles

Without trivializing a move halfway around the world with a wife and two children, Orioles reliever Zach Stewart doesn't make his two-season sojourn to South Korea to revitalize his career sound like too much of a hardship.

There was a nice team-provided apartment, Mondays off for sightseeing and plenty of trips to the beloved Kids Cafes, where his daughters were obsessed with the massive indoor playscapes.

The hard part, the one that will decide whether those years abroad were worth it, is the one he's grinding through now.

Stewart, a nonroster invitee in Orioles camp this year, has been one of the quiet successes of spring training and is trying to crack a major league...

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