Fiorentino returns to organization
Former Orioles outfielder Jeff Fiorentino is returning to his old organization this spring after agreeing to a minor league deal, an industry source said.
Fiorentino, 27, was not extended an invitation to big league camp and is considered minor league depth at this point. This will be his third stint with the organization.
He spent last year in Japan, batting .246 with two homers and 15 RBIs in 44 games with the Hiroshima Carp of the Central League. He was limited by injury and a stint in Japan’s minors.
A third-round draft pick of the Orioles' in 2004, Fiorentino made his big league debut in 2005 at age 22. He also played with the Orioles in 2006 and 2009 and had two games with the Oakland Athletics in 2008.
Overall, the left-handed hitter has batted .270 with a .341 on-base percentage in 58 major league games.
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