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Orioles' continued pursuit of lefty outfield bat leading them to Colby Rasmus

Orioles' continued pursuit of lefty outfield bat leading them to Colby Rasmus

With the number of left-handed-hitting outfielders available on the free-agent market dwindling, the Orioles have turned their focus to a potential deal with veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus, according to an industry source.

The club had interest in Rasmus throughout the offseason, but there was question whether the 31-year-old wanted to play this year after spending the second half of last season on the restricted list because he decided he wanted to “step away from baseball.” Now interest appears mutual.

The Orioles have pursued Rasmus in the past, with Orioles manager Buck Showalter visiting his home in Alabama when he was a free agent before...

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