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Matt Hobgood and Mychal Givens excited for a fresh start this year

Matt Hobgood and Mychal Givens excited for a fresh start this year

SARASOTA, Fla. — As pitchers conducted their first workout of the spring at the Orioles' minor league camp Monday, the beginning of two comebacks took place in the bullpen area of the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park. It's been nearly four years since the Orioles made highly touted high schoolers Matt Hobgood and Mychal Givens their top two picks in the 2009 draft. Both have struggled to live up to expectations, but they both arrive in camp this spring with renewed hope for their careers. Hobgood, the No. 5 overall pick, who has been limited to 42 games in his minor league career because of inconsistency and injury, threw his first bullpen session of the...

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