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Orioles would still welcome Pat Connaughton to baseball as he considers his NBA future

Orioles would still welcome Pat Connaughton to baseball as he considers his NBA future

The Orioles’ courtship of their 2014 fourth-round draft pick, pitcher Pat Connaughton, is set to stretch into a third year as the dual-sport athlete considers his future in the NBA.

Appearing on MLB Network Radio on Monday, Connaughton, who just finished the second year of a three-year contract with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers where only the first two years guaranteed, said he’s “not going to unrealistically chase a dream if it appears that dream is getting farther and farther away.”

On that same appearance, he said his relationship with the Orioles remains good....

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