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Despite being one man short, Orioles bullpen excelling as it carries extra load

Despite being one man short, Orioles bullpen excelling as it carries extra load

Even though his team had a day off Monday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter knew keeping his bullpen fresh this week would be a challenge. Optioning left-hander Cesar Cabral before Tuesday’s game to make 25-man roster space for outfielder Nolan Reimold left the bullpen one man short. Left-hander Brian Matusz is serving an eight-game suspension for allegedly having a foreign substance on his right forearm. Since then, neither Orioles starter has lasted more than five innings, placing an added load on the relievers. That’s not necessarily a recipe for winning. But despite being short, the Orioles bullpen allowed just one hit over 8 2/3 innings the past two nights in...

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