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Josh Rogers is the Orioles' latest attempt to fill their left-handed void in starting rotation

Josh Rogers is the Orioles' latest attempt to fill their left-handed void in starting rotation

With his expected major league debut Tuesday, Josh Rogers is set to become the first left-hander to start a game for the Orioles this season. But he’s not the first to get a shot with that distinction.

Before Rogers came over from the New York Yankees in last month’s trade for closer Zach Britton, it was another crafty left-hander from the Yankees organization, Rule 5 draft pick Nestor Cortes Jr., who competed for a rotation spot in spring training.

That experiment never took hold despite plenty of excitement conjured by minicamp bullpen sessions from the 23-year-old left-hander, who lacked premium fastball velocity but had good secondary pitches and a reputation as a...

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