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O's sign versatile Savastano to Minor League deal

Former Mariners farmhand has played several positions in pro career

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have signed Scott Savastano to a Minor League contract, the club announced on Friday.

The deal does not include an invite to Major League Spring Training, and the versatile 27-year-old will instead report to Minor League camp at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota, Fla.

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Savastano, who came from Seattle's Minor League system, has played right field, left field, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, catcher and designated hitter. Savastano batted .235/.293/.328 in 58 games with Triple-A Tacoma in 2013, with three homers and 20 RBIs. He has spent all six of his seasons of pro ball in the Mariners' system.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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