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Reliever Miguel Castro's walks hurt Orioles in 5-3 loss to Mariners

Reliever Miguel Castro's walks hurt Orioles in 5-3 loss to Mariners

Before the Orioles opened their weeklong homestand Monday night against the Seattle Mariners, manager Buck Showalter raved about the progress of right-handed reliever Miguel Castro.

Showalter spoke about how Castro had arrived as a hard-thrower — a fast-tracked power arm who struggled to meet expectations in previous stops with the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies — but developed into a three-pitch pitcher who had starting-rotation stuff but was too valuable to take out of the bullpen.

Castro’s 1.6 wins above replacement entering Monday, according to Baseball Reference, made him the most valuable reliever on the Orioles’ staff. There’s no question he’s given the club...

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