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Orioles spotlight: Left-hander Jayson Aquino

Orioles spotlight: Left-hander Jayson Aquino

When major league rosters expand in September, it's hard for all of the players summoned to get into games, especially for a pennant contender. But part of the basic reason September call-ups exist is to reward players for strong seasons, and none fit that bill more than left-hander Jayson Aquino.

The Orioles purchased Aquino from the St. Louis Cardinals in April, ending a whirlwind 14 months that saw the 23-year-old left-hander traded from the Colorado Rockies, who initially signed him, to the Toronto Blue Jays, followed by stops with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Cleveland Indians and Cardinals.

Aquino had some early troubles at Double-A Bowie, but recovered to finish the season...

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