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Orioles will use 11th Opening Day DH in 11 years today vs. Rays

Orioles will use 11th Opening Day DH in 11 years today vs. Rays

We know the Orioles have had some revolving doors at certain positions over the years – left field, first base, etc.  – but the Orioles' recent run on Opening Day designated hitters is pretty astounding. Assuming, of course, that you recognize DH as a position. Right-handed hitting Steve Pearce gets the call today at DH against Tampa Bay lefty David Price. Pearce becomes the 11th different DH the Orioles have used on Opening Day in the past 11 seasons. That’s right, 11 DHs in 11 seasons. It gets worse. The Orioles have had 17 DHs in 18 seasons, with only  David Segui doing it twice in that span (in 2002 and 2004). The last time an Oriole started at DH...

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