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For Orioles' Alex Cobb, first live BP session shows importance of full spring after last year's rush

For Orioles' Alex Cobb, first live BP session shows importance of full spring after last year's rush

The last time Alex Cobb pitched at Ed Smith Stadium was during his frenzied race to get ready for his mid-April debut after signing with the Orioles in late March. After the Orioles broke camp to begin the 2018 season, Cobb used the facility for simulated games and extended spring training before joining the big league club.

The veteran right-hander said the man who took the mound for live batting practice Tuesday on that same stadium field was nothing like the one who left there last April to pitch in the majors for a new club, ready or not.

"I'm really happy with where everything's at on Feb. 19 or so," Cobb said after his two six-minute stints on the mound....

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