Even if Mullins wins out in the competition for primary duties in center field, Hays would likely still be in contention for a quasi-everyday role at one of the corner spots, as the Orioles could move one of Ryan Mountcastle or Anthony Santander to designated hitter in that scenario. While Hays turned in a serviceable .279/.328/.393 slash line over 134 plate appearances in 2020, he'll likely still need a productive spring to ensure he opens 2021 as a regular starter.
Orioles' Austin Hays: Vying for CF job
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