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Former Royals infielder Alcides Escobar joins the Orioles and says he's ready to do just about anything

Former Royals infielder Alcides Escobar joins the Orioles and says he's ready to do just about anything

When veteran infielder Alcides Escobar was deciding whether to sign a minor league contract with the Orioles, it didn’t seem to bother him that they had shifted into a rebuilding mode and figure to look at a lot of young players this spring.

“I’m young, too,’’ he said after reporting to camp on Tuesday. “I’m 32.”

Escobar certainly isn’t young by the standards of his sport and he definitely has a lot of baseball miles on him, but there’s something to be said for a former All-Star with a Gold Glove and a World Series ring wanting to help...

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