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Orioles select two outfielders in Rule 5 draft

Orioles select two outfielders in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles selected a pair of outfielders, Aneury Tavarez of the Boston Red Sox and Anthony Santander of the Cleveland Indians, in the major league Rule 5 draft Thursday.

In selecting the pair, with Tavarez closer to the majors and Santander one of the most interesting bats available but coming off shoulder surgery, the Orioles used the annual draft to add outfield depth.

“We picked up a couple of young hitters, one with very good speed and one with power from both sides of the plate, to add to the organization,” executive vice president Dan Duquette. “And they’re both young. ... We’ll see if they can address our need for outfielders in the...