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Orioles pregame notes: Wieters at DH, Paredes' slump, Gausman back starting and more

Orioles pregame notes: Wieters at DH, Paredes' slump, Gausman back starting and more

Matt Wieters, who made his regular-season debut Friday night, is back in the Orioles starting lineup Saturday as the team’s designated hitter against  Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar. The DH spot has been occupied mostly by Jimmy Paredes, who is struggling through a 2-for-32 slump over his past nine games. “I’m not going to DH Matt every time, but I want him to get back in the flow of the offense,” Showalter said. “Plus, he stretches out this lineup a little bit and makes us better. It puts some challenges for us with pinch hitting or pinch running with Caleb [Joseph], but same with Matt.” The switch-hitting Paredes is...

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