12 things not to miss at Light City Baltimore 2017

Mike Pelfrey

Joey Rickard having another good spring as he tries to cement spot on Orioles roster

Joey Rickard having another good spring as he tries to cement spot on Orioles roster

Even as his rookie year was cut short by an unfortunate thumb injury in July, Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard packed three different glimpses of what he could become into five months of baseball.

Throughout spring training and deep into April, he was a revelation and fan favorite on every level. But then he cooled and by the end of May lost his everyday job to Hyun Soo Kim. The third act was that of a usable platoon player, one who could hit left-handed pitching and defend well.

Taken as a sum, it all screams fourth outfielder — a player who can give a spark for a week or two as an everyday player, provided it's not for too long, but spends the rest of the season starting...

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