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November 18, 2013

Rumor Roundup

Veteran Help Wanted

by Daniel Rathman


Carlos Beltran on Orioles’ Radar
We knew the Red Sox and Yankees were among the teams vying for the services of one of the best active postseason hitters. Now it appears we can add a third American League East team to the mix.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles would like to bolster their corner-outfield and designated-hitter slots, and the 36-year-old Beltran would fit well near the top of manager Buck Showalter’s order. However, as Rosenthal’s source pointed out, in order to land the former Cardinals right fielder, Dan Duquette would need to create wiggle room in his budget.

The Orioles are currently slated to play some combination of Mike Morse, Steve Pearce, and Danny Valencia in left field and at designated hitter. They have Cuban import Henry Urrutia—who tore the cover off the ball in the Arizona Fall League—waiting in the wings and Nolan Reimold on the mend, but none of those players carries the upside that Beltran would bring.

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