Defense

Shades of 2016, when the Orioles got off to a slow start defensively and then steadily climbed back up the rankings to end up sixth in the majors in fielding percentage. The O’s made four errors last week and have seven in their first 11 games, leaving them ranked 20th in the majors in fielding percentage. That doesn’t really reflect the overall defensive performance and they won’t be down near the bottom third of the rankings for long, but it was a rare week when the defensie contributed to a loss.

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