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Pitcher Dan Straily joins Orioles with opportunity to start, familiarity with coaching staff

Pitcher Dan Straily joins Orioles with opportunity to start, familiarity with coaching staff

Dan Straily walked into the Miami Marlins’ spring training offices March 25 expecting to learn which of the team’s first five games he would start. Instead, he was released.

Miami’s decision “100 percent” surprised Straily, the 30-year-old right-hander said Saturday in the Orioles clubhouse at Camden Yards. On Friday, Straily signed with the Orioles, one of the handful of organizations that offered him the chance to be a starter.

“They called me right away,” Straily said. “They said, 'Here's an offer for you. If this is something you're...

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