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Orioles notebook: Club plans to use, not stash Rule 5 pitcher Jason Garcia

Orioles notebook: Club plans to use, not stash Rule 5 pitcher Jason Garcia

Manager Buck Showalter said now that Rule 5 right-hander Jason Garcia is on the 25-man roster, he will pitch for the Orioles. It's impossible, he said, to hide a pitcher in the majors these days. "He'll pitch. You can't play in the American League without seven pitchers pitching," Showalter said. In order to keep the 22-year-old Garcia for 2016 and beyond, he has to remain with the club for the rest of the year. Although he has a big arm — he can get his fastball up to the high 90s — he has not had much success at the major league level. He allowed 11 hits, 11 walks and nine earned runs in 13 2/3 innings for the Orioles before going on the major...

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