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Orioles option outfielder Cedric Mullins to Triple-A Norfolk after difficult first month

Orioles option outfielder Cedric Mullins to Triple-A Norfolk after difficult first month

Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk amid his slow start to the season, the team announced Monday, with utility man Stevie Wilkerson replacing him on the active roster.

Mullins, who made his major league debut in August as the heir to longtime center fielder Adam Jones, was struggling badly through the first month of the season, with just six hits in 74 plate appearances for a .094/.181/.156 batting line in 22 games.

“He just got off to a tough start this year and kind of never got going,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “There's some things that you'd like to see him work on offensively, but his main thing is his confidence. When you scuffle for a...

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