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Orioles: Wieters first words of spring

Orioles: Wieters first words of spring

Top prospect Matt Wieters (right) reported to camp looking a little bigger than last year, and clearly carrying himself with added confidence after his terrific season at Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. He said today that he knows what the score is, but he's still coming to camp to compete for the starting job on Opening Day.

"I think you've got to go into every spring that way,'' he said.

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Right now, however, he's looking forward to getting acquainted with veteran Gregg Zaun and getting into the spring training routine.

"It's always good to get started again,'' he said. "I'm looking forward to getting going. It was a short offseason, but it's good to get back and start playing again."

Why was it a short offseason? For one thing, because he got married in December, and he wasn't the only one. Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis also tied the knot, though not with each other.

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