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After Colby Rasmus signs with Astros, Orioles exploring other outfield options

After Colby Rasmus signs with Astros, Orioles exploring other outfield options

With their top free-agent choice for an outfield spot, Colby Rasmus, now off the board after he signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Houston Astros, the Orioles will continue to explore other available options.

One possibility who now moves up the list is Nate Schierholtz, a 30-year-old left-handed hitter whom the Orioles have been in contact with this winter but was previously viewed as a Plan B, according to industry sources.

The club has pursued Schierholtz in the past; talking to him in the winter of 2012 before re-signing Nate McLouth and then again last summer when Schierholtz was released by the Chicago Cubs. He ultimately ended up with the Washington...

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