We heard earlier today that the Orioles are “having ongoing dialogue” with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, but FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that they have some other names on their radar:
Aoki wouldn’t help fill the power void for Baltimore like Rasmus would. The soon-to-be 33-year-old hit just one home run in 549 plate appearances with the Royals last season. However, he has a .287 batting average and a .353 on-base percentage over three seasons in the majors and would be a candidate to take over the leadoff spot now that Nick Markakis is with the Braves.
Suzuki turned 41 in October and owns a lowly .649 OPS (82 OPS+) over the past two seasons. He’s had a wonderful career, but it’s hard to count on him as a regular on a contending team at this point.