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Orioles notes: Seth Smith has sights set on opening season healthy, not spring training

Orioles notes: Seth Smith has sights set on opening season healthy, not spring training

Orioles outfielder Seth Smith said his right hamstring is “getting better,” and stressed the precautionary nature of the absence that has now spanned more than a week of Grapefruit League action.

“I’m just trying to get ready,” Smith said. “You want to get some time in spring training, obviously, but ultimately you want to do what you can to point toward the first of April. Whatever we’ve got to do with regard to the leg and at-bats, we’ll do the best we can to get where it needs to be.”

Smith, who hit a home run March 8 against the Toronto Blue Jays for his only Grapefruit League hit, is in line to play the big half of an outfield platoon in which he will face mostly...

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