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'Two minutes with...' series shifts to McFarland

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SARASOTA, Fla. -- The "Two Minutes with" series continues with Orioles lefty T.J. McFarland, who was the club's Rule 5 Draft pick from the Cleveland Indians last offseason. The 24-year-old McFarland was in the O's bullpen last year, going 4-1 with a 4.22 ERA in 38 games, including one start. He is competing for a bullpen spot this spring.

Favorite food: I'm a burger guy. I enjoy any type of burger, turkey burger, buffalo burger. Anything goes really. Abbey Burger is legit, I went there numerous times when I was in Baltimore.

Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption is my more serious pick. Dumb and Dumber might top it a little bit because I'm more into the comedy part of it.

Hidden talent: I do a lot of impressions, like voices and stuff. I do a pretty decent Harry Caray and Russian accent. I can impersonate anyone really.

If I wasn't a baseball player I'd be…: I'm on my way to getting a business degree. I'm a year away from graduating [online at the University of Phoenix], but I don't know what I would do if I didn't play baseball. I'd probably have some really boring office job.

Favorite offseason place: Chicago is my home, so I like going back there. I always try to go to some kind of vacation where there's a beach. Two years ago I went to the Puntacana resort over in the Dominican. This year I didn't really take a vacation, I went to Venezuela [to play winter ball] where there's a beach. I love the ocean, I love the water.

Prized possession: It would have to be my iPad. I was so against getting it, until last year. Everybody was making fun of me because I didn't have one. So I finally got one and now I love it. I've got a lot of pictures and memories on there.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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