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Orioles notes: Rasmus to make Grapefruit League debut Monday

Orioles notes: Rasmus to make Grapefruit League debut Monday

Orioles outfielder Colby Rasmus will make his spring training debut in Monday’s Grapefruit League game against the Detroit Tigers.

Rasmus, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles last week, will start in right field against the Tigers, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the plan is for Rasmus to be the left-handed-hitting right-field platoon piece to complement a right-hander hitter for that position.

“Probably initially,” Showalter said when asked whether he’d say Rasmus is an option against right-handed pitching exclusively. “I think looking at the whole picture, it probably best [fits] what he’s able to bring.”

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