Lew Ford takes a lot of busses these days. He doesn’t mind.

Ford, who returned to the major leagues last year after a nearly four-year absence, is back with the Orioles for another shot.

A year ago, Ford was buried in the backwaters of the Independent Leagues with the Long Island Ducks. Now, he’s an avatar.

Adam Greenberg, trying to make it in the majors, signed with the Orioles specifically because the team gave Ford a chance.

Few noticed last spring when the Orioles signed him to a minor league contract and sent him to Norfolk. He hit so well that the Orioles took a chance on him.

The team outrighted Ford after the season, but he signed a minor league contract last fall, and he’s one of many outfielders trying to make the team.

“Spring is going good. I’m here getting to know some of the new guys, and see the guys I played with last year and get back in the swing of things. It’s still early, but it’s picking up,” Ford said.