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'Two Minutes with ...' focuses on Stinson

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The "Two Minutes with ..." spring series continues with Orioles pitcher Josh Stinson, who was claimed off waivers from the A's on April 4.

The 25-year-old shuttled back and forth from Triple-A Norfolk a few times last season and posted a 3.18 ERA in 11 games (one start) for the Orioles. Out of Minor League options, Stinson is competing for a bullpen job this spring ...

Favorite food: A good steak. I'm a New York strip guy. I like a filet every now and then, but usually I'm a strip guy. Bone-in.

Favorite movie: Step Brothers.

Hidden talent: I can blow bubbles on my tongue. I don't know if that's a special talent. [Stinson later came up with archery].

If I wasn't a baseball player I'd be: A firefighter or an emergency room nurse. I was going to Northwestern State for a nursing degree. The way I've always explained it is kind of like baseball, either one of them really. With a fire alarm, you get different calls. You never know what situation you are going to be in, just like baseball. As far as [being an] ER nurse, same thing. Blood and stuff never bothered me.

Favorite offseason place: My deer stand in Gibsland, La. Me and my dad go out a couple times a year, just go out and get away from everything.

Prized possession: My wife. If it was an object, it would probably be my truck [a 2012 Ford F-150]. It's not anything special, but it's the first car I actually bought on my own. I get real nervous when my wife drives it.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. Adam Berry is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry.
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