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Orioles' John Means happy for chance to make first major league start Tuesday

Orioles' John Means happy for chance to make first major league start Tuesday

Rookie pitcher John Means walked into manager Brandon Hyde’s office Sunday and got the news he has waited for since he signed with the Orioles out of West Virginia University in 2014.

“He called me into his office, pointed to the board and said, ‘You’re starting Tuesday,’ ” Means said Monday afternoon. “He just wanted me to give whatever I could and that outing the other day was basically my bullpen [session].”

The 25-year-old left-hander made one appearance at the major league level last year and it didn’t go all that well. He pitched 3 1/3 innings in a long relief stint and gave up five earned runs.

This year, he made the club out of...

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