• by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Orioles release seven from minor-league camp

    The Orioles released seven players from minor-league camp Friday, including designated hitter Jack Cust, outfielders Matt LaPorta and Nik Balog and pitchers Harry Marino, Julio Rodriguez, Zach Staniewicz and Casey Upperman.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Jack Cust to join Orioles for spring training

    Power-hitting outfielder Jack Cust has been invited to spring training by the Orioles after impressing at a tryout in Sarasota in January. The 35-year-old peaked with Oakland from 2007 to 2010 despite frequent strikeouts. He has not had a major league at-bat since 2011.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Orioles interested in signing Jack Cust

    The Orioles have interest in signing Jack Cust to a minor-league deal, which would include an invitation to spring training, according to MASNsports.com. Cust is scheduled to meet with the team Tuesday.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Tampa Bay makes next series of cuts

    The Tampa Bay Rays released outfielder and designated hitter Jack Cust on Saturday. Cust's release comes on the heels of another round of cuts for the Rays. They optioned infielder Cole Figueroa, outfielder Rich Thompson, pitcher Kirby Yates, first baseman Leslie Anderson and reliever Dane De La Rosa to minor league camp.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Rays invite Cust to camp

    The Rays announced Sunday they signed Jack Cust to a minor-league contract. He reported for spring training Sunday.