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Nick Vespi (hernia) hopeful for Opening Day

by Brenton Kemp | Orioles Correspondent | Tue, Feb 7th 5:37pm EST

Baltimore Orioles reliever Nick Vespi is hoping to be ready for Opening Day following hernia surgery. (Andy Kostka on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Vespi underwent the hernia procedure on Jan. 5 and while he should be ready for Opening Day, he will not participate for Italy at the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The southpaw didn't allow a single earned run across 26 Triple-A appearances before posting a 4.10 ERA and 25% K% across 25 MLB outings, earning his first career save in the process.

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