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.