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Orioles notebook: Slugger Pedro Alvarez 'solid' in debut, Buck Showalter says

Orioles notebook: Slugger Pedro Alvarez 'solid' in debut, Buck Showalter says

Orioles slugger Pedro Alvarez didn’t wait long to show why he was considered one of the more dangerous power hitters in the National League.

He came up in a spring training game for the first time as an Oriole on Sunday and hammered a ball off the fence in right-center field for a double that scored the first run of the game in Sunday’s 14-5 exhibition loss to the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium.

Maybe it figured that the player he would drive home with his first Orioles hit was former Vanderbilt teammate Ryan Flaherty.

Alvarez just missed another hit when he rifled a ball up the middle, but it was snagged by Twins second baseman Brian Dozier and turned...

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