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Orioles' backstop boom eases transition to post-Matt Wieters era

Orioles' backstop boom eases transition to post-Matt Wieters era

Scan the lockers at the back of the Orioles clubhouse at Ed Smith Stadium, where the team's catchers are lined up in a row, and there's no greater representation of how the position has changed, both around the game and in this organization.

The Orioles' camp roster this spring featured myriad catchers — defensive studs, strong hitters and overall label-dodgers — each working toward improving the one thing needed to solidify himself as a major leaguer, and each going about it in his own way.

Their presence represents not only a testament to the drafting and development at the position, but also a massive upgrade in catching options as the team confronts life without Matt...

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