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Orioles pitcher Mychal Givens impressive again

Orioles pitcher Mychal Givens impressive again

In justifying the decision to trade veteran reliever Tommy Hunter at the July 31 deadline, the Orioles said they wanted to create room for some of their minor leaguers pounding on the door to the big leagues. One of those guys was 25-year-old Mychal Givens, a converted shortstop who uses a sidearm delivery and a darting, 95-mph fastball to befuddle hitters. Givens faced four batters Monday and struck out three of them. He’s now pitched four big-league innings, allowed just one hit and struck out six. Not bad for a guy up from Double-A. “He’s a special talent and it’s pretty amazing to think he was a shortstop not too long ago and converted that quickly,”...

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