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'You need someone to spark a fire in you': Orioles prospect David Lebron overcomes hurdles on path back to baseball

'You need someone to spark a fire in you': Orioles prospect David Lebron overcomes hurdles on path back to baseball

David Lebron couldn’t help but laugh when he pictured his mother, Luz, sitting in front of a laptop Tuesday night, a mental image that brought him back to the day he started a professional journey that once seemed impossible.

Lebron is one of nine members of the Frederick Keys, the Orioles’ High-A affiliate, representing the host team in Tuesday night’s Carolina League All-Star Classic. Three months shy of his 26th birthday, the right-handed pitcher was the oldest of any player on the North Division’s 23-player roster, yet he stood on Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium halfway through what is only his first full professional season. With Luz watching from home in South Florida,...

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