Orioles sign minor league free agent Beerer

The Orioles apparently have inked at least one six-year, minor league free agent this week with the signing of outfielder Scott Beerer from the Colorado Rockies organization.

Beerer, 29, was drafted in the second round in 2003 as a right-handed pitcher by the Rockies, but was converted to the outfield in 2009. Last season, he hit a combined .315 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs in 130 games between Double-A and Triple-A.

He batted .372 in 41 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League last year. He agreed to a minor league deal with the Orioles.

He never made it to the majors, so Beerer never played at Coors Field.

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