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Andrew Cashner preps for uncertain assignment in the Orioles' 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Andrew Cashner preps for uncertain assignment in the Orioles' 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Right-hander Andrew Cashner didn’t spend much time on the mound during the Orioles’ 1-1 exhibition tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates, though that had nothing to do with the way he was throwing the baseball.

He pitched just two innings and then took a hike so he can be fresh if needed to replace Alex Cobb as the Orioles’ Opening Day starter against the New York Yankees on Thursday.

Cobb suffered what is thought to be a mild groin strain in the first inning of Saturday night’s exhibition game against the Twins. He’s still...

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