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Eric Young, Jr.

Orioles release outfielder Eric Young Jr. after solid spring performance

Orioles release outfielder Eric Young Jr. after solid spring performance

The Orioles’ outfield situation got a little clearer Friday when the club released Eric Young Jr.

The 33-year-old outfield candidate, who was signed right before the start of spring training, said he was surprised when he was informed he wouldn’t be making the club, but left open the possibility of re-signing with the team and going to the minor leagues if he doesn’t find a major league job.

“A little bit [surprised],’’ he said, “but at the same time … I’ve been through a lot of situations, so there aren’t too many situations that can shock me. That’s part of the business. I’m happy with the spring that I’ve had, so I’m not too worried about that.”

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