Colby Rasmus

Eyes will be on Orioles Rule 5 outfielder Anthony Santander's defense this spring

Eyes will be on Orioles Rule 5 outfielder Anthony Santander's defense this spring

The Orioles entered their exhibition schedule with a bevy of candidates to play right field — from surging rookie Austin Hays to just-signed veteran Colby Rasmus. And a left-right platoon of those two might be the most likely situation without knowing how the Grapefruit League season will shake out.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter still wants to see more of Anthony Santander, the switch-hitting outfielder whose Rule 5 draft requirements carry over to 2018, meaning the team must still carry him on the 25-man active roster for the first six weeks of the season or offer him back to the Cleveland Indians.

Santander, 23, saw action in 14 spring games last year before starting the...

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