Mychal Givens

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens is building confidence, finishing the season strong

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens is building confidence, finishing the season strong

Mychal Givens concedes he’s had some bumps along the way this season, pitching through a variety of roles during the Orioles’ losing season while watching a bullpen that’s been one of the club’s constant strengths dismantled in front of him as the losses piled up.

He’s become the bullpen’s de facto leader because he’s the most experienced reliever — though he’s still not arbitration-eligible until next season — among a group full of new faces. Inside the Orioles clubhouse, the locker that belonged to Jim Johnson and then Darren O’Day is now occupied by Givens.

While Givens, 28, has had his struggles, he’s pitching his best in September as the season winds down, his role as the...

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