Orioles Get Depth, Defense And Speed From Alexi Casilla

Orioles Get Depth, Defense And Speed From Alexi Casilla

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The Baltimore Orioles are done shopping for a second baseman. Robert Andino, Ryan Flaherty, Brian Roberts and now Alexi Casilla. Dan Duquette thinks they’ve got it covered.

“I think we have enough people on our roster to man the position,” Duq told reporters according to MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko.

Casilla was claimed by the O’s on Friday afternoon, he’s a 28 year old switch hitting, speedy, middle infielder. He’s a career .250 hitter who has spent seven seasons in Minnesota and has stolen 71 bases in 80 attempts.

“We like his speed and defense, and also, he’s a very accomplished base stealer,” Duquette added. “We think his skills will be additive to our team.”