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Paul Folkemer

Which leftover free agents fit with the Orioles?

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OF Angel Pagan

The O’s want to add an outfielder, and Pagan is the most experienced one remaining on the market. An 11-year veteran, Pagan is coming off a solid offensive season with the Giants, during which he cranked a career-high 12 home runs and batted .277 with a .750 OPS. He still has a bit of speed in his 35-year-old legs, stealing 15 bases in 2016, which would’ve led the Orioles by a comfortable margin. Pagan’s recent injury history, however, is a red flag. He underwent back surgery in 2014, missed time with right knee tendinitis in 2015 and suffered a left hamstring strain in 2016 that required another surgery. And while Pagan would add athleticism to the outfield, he has declined defensively in recent years, to the point that the Giants shifted the longtime center fielder to the less physically demanding left field in 2016.

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