Os interested in Cust and Young
The Orioles have interest in outfielders Jack Cust and Delmon Young, both players who could potentially sign as non-roster invitees and join big league Spring Training.
The plan is for Cust and Young to work out at the organization’s mini-camp —which officially begins Tuesday— joining about a dozen players who reported to the Ed Smith Stadium for an early workout Monday in Sarasota, Fla.
Baltimore currently has eight outfielders, including non-roster invitee Quintin Berry, and are expected to have a platoon in left field this season. David Lough is likely one half of that.
Cust, who will be 35 later this week, last played in the Majors in 2011 and batted .213/.344/.329 with the Mariners. He spent 2012 in Triple-A, with both the Blue Jays and Yankee organizations, and did not play last season. He is best known for his time with the Oakland A’s, when he hit .247/.381/.457.
Young spent time with the Phillies and Rays last season, hitting .260/.307/.407 in 361 plate appearances. The 28-year-old has hit lefties well over his career, posting a 303/.341/.471 line, and would primarily be a part-time designated hitter candidate.