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.”
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds listen to the national anthem before the start of game 1 of NLDS on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Citizens Bank Park.