Peter Schmuck: Pondering the phenomenon that is Orioles' unexpected hit machine Hanser Alberto

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Peter Schmuck: Pondering the phenomenon that is Orioles' unexpected hit machine Hanser Alberto
Peter Schmuck: Pondering the phenomenon that is Orioles' unexpected hit machine Hanser Alberto

Peter Schmuck: Pondering the phenomenon that is Orioles' unexpected hit machine Hanser Alberto For well-traveled utility infielder Hanser Alberto, the euphoria that came with the surprising news that he had made the Orioles' Opening Day roster in March also came with an emotional price. Alberto, who was designated for assignment twice and waived four times during a four-month sojourn through the intricacies of Major League Baseball's roster revision process, knew that the rebuilding Orioles probably afforded him his last best chance to earn a regular big league paycheck. He also knew that his place on the regular-season roster depended on several factors, all but one of which – his performance

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