Orioles bring back Casilla
Updated On: Jan 10 2014 07:48:14 PM CST
The Baltimore Orioles signed middle infielder Alexi Casilla to a minor league contract on Friday.
The 29-year-old Casilla will receive an invitation to spring training as part of the deal.
He joined the Orioles last season as a waiver pickup and batted .214 with one home run, 10 RBIs and nine stolen bases in 62 games. Late in the season, he sustained a concussion in a collision with Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
In November, the Orioles declined Casilla's contract option and instead brought him back with a lower-risk deal.
Before landing in Baltimore, Casilla was with the Minnesota Twins and batted .250 with 11 homers, 147 RBIs and 71 stolen bases in seven years. The second baseman-shortstop's most productive season came in 2008 when he hit .281 with seven homers, 50 RBIs and 58 runs scored in 437 at-bats spanning 98 games.
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