Orioles Launch 37 Minor Leaguers
Whereas roster strikes in Main League Baseball aren’t allowed throughout the shutdown, groups can nonetheless make minor league transactions. As an example, the Rockies reduce right-hander Tim Melville earlier this week. And now the Orioles are among the many golf equipment paring down minor league participant personnel. The Orioles simply launched 37 low-level farmhands, Dan Connolly of The Athletic studies (subscription hyperlink). Connolly gives the complete record of gamers in his piece.
Whereas the Orioles, in fact, didn’t half with any premium prospects, there are just a few acquainted names within the bunch. Sons of former Orioles Chris Hoiles (outfielder Dalton Hoiles) and Rafael Palmeiro (infielder Preston Palmeiro) have been let go. Additionally of curiosity, the Orioles stated goodbye to infielder Jomar Reyes, who was a well-regarded prospect earlier in his skilled profession.
Baltimore signed Reyes for $350Okay out of the Dominican Republic in 2014, when then-general supervisor Dan Duquette stated Reyes and fellow signing Carlos Diaz might be “potential on a regular basis main league gamers that may hit in the midst of the lineup.” That clearly hasn’t come to fruition thus far, as Reyes has solely managed a .269/.313/.395 line in 2,159 minor league plate appearances. Now 23 years previous, he spent most of final season in Excessive-A and batted .283/.320/.406.