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Schmuck: Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph embraces new unlikely leadership role

Schmuck: Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph embraces new unlikely leadership role

The lockers in the Orioles’ spring training clubhouse are not assigned randomly. There are certain spots for certain veteran players, including the one that is occupied by Caleb Joseph at the head of catchers’ row.

It must feel strange after all those years in the minor leagues and four more backing up Matt Wieters and Welington Castillo. It must be wonderful after nearly giving up on the game just a few years ago.

The onetime minor league mainstay has become the mentor, already an important resource for top catching prospect Chance Sisco and the other catchers in camp. He’ll also play a critical role as the Orioles sort through the unusually large number of pitchers in...

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