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By Rich Dubroff

SARASOTA, Fla. — A year ago, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph was peppered with questions about his RBI-less 2016 season. But throughout this year’s spring training, that couldn’t be farther from Joseph’s mind.
Joseph followed his nightmarish 2016 by hitting .256 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs, and this spring, he’s batting a robust .444 (8-for-18) with a homer and five RBIs.

“It’s spring training. That sums it up,” Joseph said. “There’s been springs when you didn’t get any hits. There’s been springs where you’ve gotten a ton of hits. I wish it mattered.”

But this spring is different for the 31-year-old Joseph. He’s moved to the corner locker in the clubhouse, the one that longtime Orioles catcher Matt Wieters occupied for years, and that Welington Castillo used last year.

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