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Orioles rookie Austin Hays is healthy and ready to re-establish himself as a top outfield prospect

Orioles rookie Austin Hays is healthy and ready to re-establish himself as a top outfield prospect

Rookie Austin Hays didn’t think he’d still be a rookie this spring, but he is back in camp after September ankle surgery and says he’s ready to join in the competition for an outfield spot in the majors.

He got a taste of the big leagues at the end of the 2017 season and came to camp last year as a spring training pick to click, but struggled from the outset and never got the call. Instead, he played mostly at Double-A Bowie and struggled to play through a sore ankle.

Now, he’s healthy again and hoping to turn the first negative experience of his pro...

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