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Neal Huntington

After long offseason, Pedro Alvarez excited to join Orioles' power-packed lineup

After long offseason, Pedro Alvarez excited to join Orioles' power-packed lineup

As Pedro Alvarez tried on his new home white Orioles uniform for the first time before a crowd of cameras and reporters Thursday afternoon, manager Buck Showalter patted his new slugger on the back and quietly told him, “You clean up good.”

Gone was Alvarez’s trademark beard, replaced with a clean-shaven face in order to adhere to the Orioles’ facial-hair policy.

In the back of the room, about a dozen of his new teammates stood in a show of solidarity. An hour earlier, Alvarez wanted to immerse himself with his teammates right away, joining them for rounds of batting practice before the Orioles’ Grapefruit League contest against the New York...

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