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Yovani Gallardo gets going with his Orioles spring debut

Yovani Gallardo gets going with his Orioles spring debut

Yovani Gallardo hasn't been an Oriole for long — just two weeks to be exact — but manager Buck Showalter already liked what he had seen well before the veteran right-hander took the mound for his first spring training appearance with his new team Wednesday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Showalter calls it having a "slow pulse." Gallardo covers his intensity with a blanket of calmness, Showalter said. He looks like he's in control of the situation on the mound. Sometimes, the manager explained, it might come off as being unengaged. But Showalter sees that Gallardo is clearly in the moment.

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