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Orioles notes: Miguel Castro pushed back from first spring start

Orioles notes: Miguel Castro pushed back from first spring start

Orioles right-hander Miguel Castro, who enters the Grapefruit League season as the leading candidate for the team’s fifth rotation spot, will not make his first scheduled spring start on Sunday because of patellar tendinitis in both knees.

Castro -- who sparkled last season as a multiple-inning reliever and is transitioning back to a starting role – was slated to start Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Boston Red Sox in Fort Myers. Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa will start that game in his place.

The 23-year-old Castro pitched 46 2/3 innings after the All-Star break, more than any big-league reliever in the second half. Encouraged by...

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