"The big thing is making sure the ball is still sinking and the velocity is still there," said Britton, who had just one back-to-back outing this spring. "So far, so good. I haven't gone back-to-back-to-back yet. I'm sure that will happen. I think we are managing it well."
Britton is one of four lefties in the Orioles bullpen, which is unusual for the Major Leagues.
Asked whether he'd prefer having four right-handers in his bullpen instead of four lefties, Showalter replied, "I'd prefer to have seven guys down there who can get people out. How it stacks up, I think sometimes we get too preoccupied with that.
"It depends on what the setup is. It's tough to use Darren [O'Day] and [Ryan] Webb in the same game if you can help it, but I'm going to do it to win a baseball game. ... If you feel like you've got a chance to win a baseball game, you go for it."
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