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Orioles' absent offense is no cause for alarm in spring training
Orioles' absent offense is no cause for alarm in spring training

It is a popular theory that there is an inverse relationship between spring training results and regular-season readiness, but that doesn't keep anyone from noticing that the Orioles have three wins and an average of 2.85 runs through their first 13 exhibition games. This is, after all, supposed to be a free-swinging, let-it-all-hang-out kind of lineup that preys on pitching mistakes and peppers the bleachers with long home runs. Yet the Orioles have scored more than three runs in Grapefruit League play just four times, and the hitters projected to play regularly during the regular season have combined to bat .182, with five homers and 13 RBIs. Cause for alarm? Nobody seems to...

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