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Orioles notes: Hyun Soo Kim set for bigger role in 2017; no WBC for Zach Britton

Orioles notes: Hyun Soo Kim set for bigger role in 2017; no WBC for Zach Britton

Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, a man who began 2016 as an encumbrance on manager Buck Showalter and the Orioles and barely played for the first two months of the season, is being welcomed into 2017 with a different tune.

Showalter on Wednesday at the winter meetings tapped Kim as a growth stock for 2017, saying the team not only will ask more of him but has reason to expect it.

“I think about all the things that challenged him last year that are not going to challenge him this year, and we talk about guys that could go to another level, I think he's got that potential,” Showalter said. “We saw flashes of it. You know, the left-handed pitching thing just kind of...

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