They’re called utility players for a reason. And in order to increase his chances of sticking with the Orioles this spring, Ryan Flaherty will try to show just much utility the team could get out of him.

Flaherty will be in right and left field and will attempt to show he can add first base to his other infield positions. No longer a Rule 5 player, Flaherty presents the Orioles with options. The key is how he makes them think of “options” — as in being able to play just about anywhere in the field or as in being easily demoted to the minors?

"Flaherty is going to make it [tough]," manager Buck Showalter said, as reported by "You can tell [he has] a little different look to him this spring. After getting through last year, he's not feeling his way around anymore. He's a real confident guy. He thinks he can do this and help us. I think he might be right."