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Orioles lose Grapefruit League finale, 5-3

Orioles lose Grapefruit League finale, 5-3

   The Orioles finished Grapefruit League action with a 12-19-2 record, culminating with a 5-3 loss Saturday afternoon to the Atlanta Braves. The game, however, should have an asterisk.   In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, big league players must receive one day off between the end of the exhibition season and the start of the regular season. But Showalter and his team wanted to have a workout at Tropicana Field on Sunday, so the manager gave his projected 25-man roster off on Saturday.   That meant the Orioles’ lineup against the Braves featured no one who will play Opening Day and only two, first baseman Christian Walker and infielder...

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