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Red Sox veteran Jonny Gomes drilled a 2-0 fastball to center for a hard out. But after facing Orioles phenom Kevin Gausman for a second time this spring, Gomes wasn't any less impressed. "A young guy like that who throws 98 and can throw his off-speed stuff for strikes ... forget about it," Gomes said. Well, Jonny, scouts say that while Gausman's changeup is nasty, his slider is a work in progress ... "He doesn't need it to be good," Gomes interrupted. "If you've got three plus-plus pitches, now you're Verlander. You should be OK with a little less than Verlander." Gausman, the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft, isn't Verlander, at least not yet. But he could pitch in Baltimore's rotation this season, as could righty Dylan Bundy, the fourth overall pick in '11. About a week ago, the Orioles were discussing free-agent right-hander Kyle Lohse, according to major league sources. They're continuing to scout Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello for a possible trade. But the best gu...
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