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Showalter hopes young players are learning

Showalter hopes young players are learning

Showalter hopes young players are learning

BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he's hoping young players like Jonathan Schoop and Henry Urrutia will use their September callups as a learning experience.

Showalter said younger players can get a good look at life in the Major Leagues when called up. Being in a pennant race is probably going to limit their chances to contribute, but the skipper wants guys like Schoop, the team's fourth-ranked prospect by MLB.com, and Urrutia to learn.

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"It's invaluable for Jonathan and Henry to see these games in September that are meaningful," Showalter said before Saturday's game against the White Sox. "It's such a teaching/learning tool that they're benefitting from what these guys have done to be in this environment."

Showalter said the younger guys will probably get more of a shot to show things in Spring Training next year.

"You can tell there's a process that they're taking in," Showalter said. "Some guys are different. Some guys don't get any benefit from it."

Urrutia had a big part in Saturday's 4-3 win over the White Sox in 10 innings, as he hit a pinch-hit single to left to start the winning rally before being lifted for pinch-runner Chris Dickerson.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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