Orioles agree to terms with former Rockies OF Colvin

January 15, 2014 | WNST Staff

The Orioles added another option to their crowded outfield field mix by coming to terms with former Colorado Rockies outfielder Tyler Colvin.

According to MASN, Colvin is expected to receive a major league contract as he will be one of 12 outfielders in big-league camp when the Orioles begin spring training next month. The 28-year-old is entering his sixth major league season after spending time in his career with the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies.

Colvin hit only .160 in 75 big-league at-bats in a 2013 season split between the Rockies and Triple-A Colorado Springs , but the left-handed hitter had a career season in 2012 when he hit .290 with 18 home runs and 72 runs batted in in 420 at-bats. The outfielder also showed good power with the Cubs in 2010, hitting 20 home runs and posting an .816 OPS.

With Colvin’s left-handed bat now in the fold, the chances of veteran Jack Cust receiving a contract appear to be growing bleaker.