Mark Teixeira

Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph explains keys to guiding debuting pitcher ahead of Josh Rogers' first start

Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph explains keys to guiding debuting pitcher ahead of Josh Rogers' first start

With Josh Rogers becoming the 12th Orioles player to make his major league debut this season and fourth pitcher to make his first big league start, there’s some familiarity breaking in newcomers on this stage.

While it’s Caleb Joseph’s first time behind the plate for a major league debut start this year, he said simplicity is the key in trying to shepherd a newcomer along on the biggest day of his professional life.

“First and foremost, you want to make sure you’re on the same page with his strengths and what he likes to do, where he likes to go in certain situations. It’s extremely simplistic — what’s your favorite off-speed pitch to throw when you’re behind in the count?...

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