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Alcides Escobar

Orioles grant former All-Star infielder Alcides Escobar outright release

Orioles grant former All-Star infielder Alcides Escobar outright release

Orioles infielder Alcides Escobar was granted his unconditional release Wednesday, the team announced, as the club took another step toward paring down its Opening Day roster.

Escobar, a former All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner with the Kansas City Royals, signed a minor league contract during the first week of spring training as cover for Rule 5 shortstops Richie Martin and Drew Jackson, neither of whom has ever played above Double-A.

Strong camps from those two young players, plus good springs from some of the team’s other...

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