Orioles host minicamp for minor league pitchers
Hello, Camden Chatters.
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While major league players are currently barred from any team-related activity, minor leaguers – at least those not on the 40-man roster – can go about their baseball business as usual. . The Orioles take the opportunity to hold a one-week minicamp in Sarasota for the organization’s most recent pitchers, comprised of 14 pitchers who were either drafted or signed as undrafted free agents in 2021.
The O’s selected nine pitchers in last year’s project, with fifth-round right-hander Carlos Tavera the only one caught in the first 10 laps. Presumably, all nine pitchers will compete in the minicamp, along with UFA right-hangers Carson Carter, Daniel Federman and Preston Price. It should be a great time and hopefully a useful experience for young new professionals. The camp will be led by Justin Ramsey, who last year was the Double-A Bowie pitching coach, as well as Ryan Goll (High-A Aberdeen development coach) and Joe Haumacher (Complex League pitching coach).
Now let’s move on to today’s Camden Chat Sporcle quiz. How well do you know the professions of the Orioles? I have chosen 15 professions in the history of the club – including some of the best and the worst – and your task is to match the players who have been traded against each other. (In some cases other players were involved in these exchanges as well, but we’ll just make it one-for-one in this quiz.) Good luck!
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Is it your birthday today? Happy Birthday! It’s the 30th anniversary of the one and only “Dr. Caca Caca”, Stevie Wilkerson. In three seasons with the Birds, Wilkerson hit .210 / .268 / .340 … and also made five appearances as a pitcher, in which he posted a 7.11 ERA and recorded a memorable save. The O’s released him in August and he currently plays in the Mexican Winter League.
Other ex-Orioles born on this day include 2008 right-hander Greg Aquino (44) and the late Neil Berry (born 1922, died 2016) and Carl Powis (born 1928, died 1999), who played for the Birds. in the 1950s.
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