March 11, 2003
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (Ticker) - The Baltimore Orioles, looking to land a slugger for the middle of their lineup, on Tuesday took a chance on Jack Cust, sending Chris Richard to the Colorado Rockies in for the highly regarded prospect.
Amid rumors the team is trying to acquire a cleanup hitter like Ken Griffey Jr., the Orioles sent Richard, who can play first base or outfield, and cash to the Rockies.
In Cust, Baltimore acquired a 24-year-old power hitter who can play first base but may best be suited for designated hitter.
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