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Jake Arrieta to start O's opener

Updated: April 4, 2012, 7:40 PM ET
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jake Arrieta will formally mark his return from elbow surgery by starting on opening day for the Baltimore Orioles.

It's the first Opening Day start for the right-hander, who will face the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards on Friday.

"We're hoping he pitches well enough that he does it again next year and the year after that and the year after that," manager Buck Showalter said Monday.

Jeremy Guthrie was the Orioles' Opening Day starter for three of the past ...

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