R.A. Dickey

Orioles camp roster contains many pitchers but is short on starting rotation experience

Orioles camp roster contains many pitchers but is short on starting rotation experience

The Orioles have invited 35 pitchers to big league camp this spring — the most in recent memory and possibly in club history — even though the club has just two spots filled in its starting rotation.

So that number is likely to increase because the Orioles still have starting pitching acquisitions to make, even though a plodding free-agent market has left several starting pitching options unsigned with less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to most camps.

It’s a challenge to bring any more than 30 pitchers to big league camp, and the Orioles’ current count — with the promise of more to come — will force the club to plan a few extra “B” games or even...

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