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Orioles squeeze in West Coast practice as All-Star break ends

Orioles squeeze in West Coast practice as All-Star break ends

OAKLAND – The atmosphere at the O.co Coliseum during the Orioles’ workout on Thursday evening was more like one that took place on the back fields of the team’s spring training complex in February rather than the end of the All-Star break. 

Orioles manager Buck Showalter held court near the pitcher’s mound and instructed players on pickoff plays and bunt defense. Down the right-field line, pitchers took turns throwing bullpen sessions.

The Orioles will begin the second half Friday here in Oakland, opening a three-city, 10-game West Coast trip against three teams that would be in the postseason if the season ended today –...

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