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Orioles notes: Showalter says team will 'cooperate' for World Baseball Classic

Orioles notes: Showalter says team will 'cooperate' for World Baseball Classic

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he expects the team to be well-represented on the rosters of next spring’s World Baseball Classic, and somewhat begrudgingly gave the players his blessing to represent their countries.

“People smarter than me think it’s great for the game, to grow it globally,” Showalter said. “If the players want to do it, I’m a little biased. I’m always thinking about what best serves the Orioles, and being in spring training on Feb. 12, I hear, playing our first game on the 24th of February — I know we’re playing the Dominican [Republic]. How would you feel? You’re seeing a pitcher go. Some of our...

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