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Orioles lefty Jayson Aquino looking to cap strong spring with first start Sunday

Orioles lefty Jayson Aquino looking to cap strong spring with first start Sunday

Left-hander Jayson Aquino hopes to put a fitting capstone on his breakout spring training Sunday with his first Grapefruit League start, one he hopes will earn him a spot in the Orioles rotation during the season’s first month.

“I feel good, excited for this opportunity,” Aquino said through club translator Ramon Alarcon. “Thank God for this opportunity. I just want to go out there and continue to do what I’ve been doing. I’ve been thankful that I’ve had, so far, a successful spring. Obviously, I’m looking forward to that starting opportunity, too.”

For the 24-year-old Dominican lefty, it’s a long way from the end of last spring, when the St. Louis Cardinals designated him for...

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