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Orioles re-sign Michael Bourn to minor-league deal

Bourn returns to the organization after being cut from the team during spring training.

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The Orioles have re-signed outfielder Michael Bourn to a minor-league deal, reports ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Bourn will report to extended spring training.

Bourn has had a bit of a rocky couple of months, as he first re-signed with Baltimore on a minor-league deal in mid-February before breaking a finger and being released by the club before Opening Day. Baltimore retained interest in him throughout the first two weeks of the season, ultimately coming to terms on a deal with him today.

Bourn seemed to have a good chance of making the O’s roster before his injury, so it’s possible he could return to the majors in short order. Baltimore also has Pedro Alvarez providing outfield depth at Triple-A Norfolk, though the club is expected to promote him as well.

Bourn, 34, appeared in 24 September games for the Orioles last year after being acquired in a trade with the Diamondbacks. He posted an overall .264/.314/.371 line with five homers in 113 games for Arizona and Baltimore last year.