SARASOTA, Fla. – Because of the surplus of minor league outfield depth the Orioles have, outfielders
Ford, 36, had a strong spring, compiling a .405/.463/.643 batting line with three doubles, two homers and six RBIs in 37
The 23-year-old Avery also played with the Orioles last season, giving the team a brief spark with his speed while also filling a void in left field. He had just 11 spring at-bats before he was sent to minor league camp, hitting .182/.375/.182 with eight strikeouts and four walks. Last season, he played 32 games for the Orioles and hit .223/.305/.340 with six doubles, one triple, one homer, six RBIs and six steals in nine attempts.
That leaves outfielders L.J. Hoes,