Wade LeBlanc

Orioles notes: As Mullins recovers from sore hip, he's getting his rest against left-handed starters

Orioles notes: As Mullins recovers from sore hip, he's getting his rest against left-handed starters

The Orioles’ 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night marked the third straight time switch-hitting center fielder Cedric Mullins wasn’t in the starting lineup against a left-handed starter. And while Orioles manager Buck Showalter maintains he’s picking his spots with Mullins to help him through a sore hip, it’s clear those spots revolve around avoiding lefties.

After not starting against Mariners left-hander Wade LeBlanc — who held the Orioles scoreless for six innings — Mullins came off the bench against right-handed reliever Adam Warren and followed Renato Núñez’s...

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