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What were the odds? Hyun Soo Kim and Ubaldo Jimenez emerge as late-season heroes

What were the odds? Hyun Soo Kim and Ubaldo Jimenez emerge as late-season heroes

Everybody remembers where Hyun Soo Kim was during spring training — seemingly on the way out the door as his string of hitless at-bats stretched through the exhibition season.

And everybody knows that Ubaldo Jimenez appeared to be on the verge of getting his release and leaving the Orioles with a ton of dead payroll just six weeks ago.

So, what exactly were the odds that that the two of them would emerge as the heroes of the Orioles final-week playoff push?

Kim was booed as he came down the orange carpet on Opening Day because he refused to accept a minor league assignment after his disastrous spring. He eventually found his way into the lineup and has been the...

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