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Saturday’s Bird Droppings: Where it’s Brooks Robinson’s birthday

There have been a lot of surprises, both good and bad, surrounding this Orioles team. But one that it feels safe to say no one saw coming was that Stevie Wilkerson would, at any point this season, be their regular center fielder.

Wilkerson has been an infielder for most of his time in professional baseball. Playing in the outfield, especially center, requires quite a different skill set than fielding grounders on the dirt.

Defensively, it’s been a rough go of it at times for Wilkerson. He’s taken odd routes, misread the ball off the bat and lost his bearings in relation to the outfield wall.