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Orioles manager Buck Showalter eager to take the wraps off star reliever Zach Britton

Orioles manager Buck Showalter eager to take the wraps off star reliever Zach Britton

The Orioles have been taking it slow with Zach Britton, but he’s right on the verge of reassuming the full-time closer role and manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that he doesn’t intend to handle Britton any differently than he did before he suffered the forearm injury that has sidelined him for most of the season.

With right-hander Brad Brach well established as a capable fill-in closer, the option to ease Britton’s workload the rest of the way certainly is available, though apparently not preferable.

“You could go that way if you wanted to,’’ Showalter said. “I don’t plan to do that. I’d like to have Zach get to the point that he was last year and has been a little bit...

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