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Orioles seemingly find a gem in reinvented right-hander Alec Asher

Orioles seemingly find a gem in reinvented right-hander Alec Asher

When the Orioles acquired Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies on March 28, he joined the stockpile of optionable pitchers the team could shuttle between Baltimore and Triple-A Norfolk for spot starts and emergency bullpen depth.

Even though he still has spent less than two months in the organization, he has mostly avoided the back and forth, settling into the team's bullpen as a multifaceted reliever who can start when needed.

Considering that his late arrival made him a relative unknown, Asher has been one of the team's most pleasant surprises in the season's first two months, especially with the Orioles bullpen being patched together in closer Zach Britton's...

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