"That's how I feel, looking at everything from the Orioles angle."
Once Notre Dame's season is over, Connaughton can switch to focusing on baseball and start his Minor League season sooner.
Connaughton, a senior who helped the Irish advance to the Sweet Sixteen, was the O's fourth-round pick in last year's Draft. The right-handed pitcher made his pro baseball debut last summer.
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