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Keeping Chance Sisco in camp a sign Orioles believe top prospect is close

Keeping Chance Sisco in camp a sign Orioles believe top prospect is close

When the Orioles sent catchers Francisco Pena and Audry Perez back to minor league camp Tuesday, it left top prospect Chance Sisco as the team’s sole nonroster catcher behind the recently returned Welington Castillo and top backup Caleb Joseph.

The quiet Sisco doesn’t put too much stock in the fact that he’s the only member of that nonroster group remaining. But with manager Buck Showalter expecting to give Castillo some time off after a grueling workload in the World Baseball Classic, that Sisco is still in camp is the greatest sign yet that the team views him as a contributor sooner rather than later.

“I don’t know,” Sisco said. “I hope so. I mean, I hope that I’m in a...

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