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Cedric Mullins homers as Orioles lose, 7-6, to Twins in Grapefruit League play

Cedric Mullins homers as Orioles lose, 7-6, to Twins in Grapefruit League play

Nothing has been particularly bad about Cedric Mullins' spring so far. It's just that everything he's been earmarked to do for the 2019 Orioles — namely lead off and play center field — has someone doing it better of late.

Jonathan Villar is just as capable of leading off and making things uncomfortable on the bases. Mullins' longtime road roommate, Austin Hays, is having a fabulous spring and started in center field Thursday, pushing Mullins to left field.

Mullins isn't exactly feeling the heat, but his solo home run to open the Orioles' first inning provided some relief in Thursday's 7-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

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