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Alejandro De Aza

Trading range for offense to this point, Orioles hope new additions strengthen outfield defense

Trading range for offense to this point, Orioles hope new additions strengthen outfield defense

Now that they've made a couple of late-August moves to rectify it, everyone around the Orioles seems comfortable acknowledging it. In settling their revolving doors in the corner outfield spots this season, the standout offense the Orioles have gotten there has been paired with defensive limitations that partially negated the gains.

On either side of star center fielder Adam Jones, the midseason loss of speedy rookie Joey Rickard meant that the responsibilities of manning the corners fell on slugger Mark Trumbo, who entered Saturday leading the majors with 41 home runs, and Hyun Soo Kim, the team's most consistent contact hitter and on-base leader.

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