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Orioles' top prospect Yusniel Diaz, outfielder DJ Stewart part of second round of spring cuts

Orioles' top prospect Yusniel Diaz, outfielder DJ Stewart part of second round of spring cuts

Top prospect Yusniel Diaz and former first-round draft pick DJ Stewart were part of the Orioles' second wave of spring training roster cuts Sunday, paring down the camp roster while adding some clarity to a crowded outfield picture.

Diaz, the centerpiece of last year's six-player deal that sent Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers, was one of the standout performers in the early part of the Orioles' Grapefruit League schedule. The 22-year-old Cuban outfielder had 11 hits, including a home run and three doubles, in 34 plate appearances and had a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

However, Diaz was a nonroster invitee, meaning that he'd have to be added to the...

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