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Orioles' Rio Ruiz sizing up roster chances while pledging to finish spring strong; game rained out

Orioles' Rio Ruiz sizing up roster chances while pledging to finish spring strong; game rained out

Rio Ruiz couldn't help but look at the spring performance of some of the players the Orioles recently cut and wonder what it meant for himself.

With Austin Hays and Anthony Santander sent out of camp for more seasoning in the minors, that left Ruiz as one of the last standout performers who is trying to win a job out of camp.

Ruiz entered Tuesday batting .297 with a .941 OPS while playing strong defense at third base. But he finds himself with a minor league option that could mean he loses the third base competition to Renato Núñez based on factors outside his control instead of performance. He said he has to understand that if that's how it plays...

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