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Orioles re-sign outfielder Michael Bourn to minor league contract

Orioles re-sign outfielder Michael Bourn to minor league contract

The Orioles continued to shore up their outfield defense on Monday evening, re-signing veteran Michael Bourn to a minor-league deal with an invitation to major-league spring training camp.

Bourn, 34, can make $2 million in base salary if he makes the Orioles’ Opening Day major league roster. His deal includes a March 27 opt-out clause if his contract is not selected by the major league club, according to an industry source.

After he was acquired last August in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bourn added speed in the outfield and on the bases as well as much-needed on-base capability.

In 24 games with the Orioles last season, Bourn hit .283/.358/.435 with two...

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