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After playing huge role in WBC, Pedro Strop ready to use experience with Orioles
After playing huge role in WBC, Pedro Strop ready to use experience with Orioles

Orioles reliever Pedro Strop assembled with his new World Baseball Classic Dominican teammates three weeks ago for their first workout in Tampa, and that's when the tone for an undefeated championship run was set. The Dominican Republic has become the world's biggest baseball factory outside the United States, but the Dominican's first-round exit in the most recent WBC in 2009 was a disappointment that resonated throughout the entire Caribbean nation. So Dominican manager Tony Pena's first message to his team was seemingly simple: "Be yourself." "The thing was that we had some bad [history] the past couple of WBCs with people saying that guys were out...

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