• Apr

    Minor League News from India

    Well how many times in my life will you be able to read this article title? I guess I can be pretty secure in thinking I'm the only guy ever to give out Orioles minor league information while sitting in India.

    But that's exactly what I'm going to thanks to an e-mail I got from the Hangout's good friend, Orioles Director of Minor League Operations David Stockstill. David was reading through the message board and saw there was a lot of questions on where players were and he thought he'd clear them up.

    So even though I'm jumping on the internet terminal (which is pretty darn slow) here in our quarters for just a few minutes, I thought I'd summarize the information David so graciously passed on to us.

    Matt Houston and Dan Puente left during spring training for personal reasons.

    Jason Phillips was released at the end of camp.

    Danny Figueroa strained an oblique and will remain in Sarasota

    Corey Shafer has shown alot of improvement and was a strong candidate for Delmarva, he didn't make the Delmarva team for opening day, but he is doing very well.

    Albenis Machado was released at the end of camp.

    Mike Huggins and Woody Cliffords were also released at the end of camp.

    C.J. Smith did well in spring training.  After missing so much time last year, he will remain in Sarasota for the near term to continue to work on his readiness to rejoin Delmarva.

    Jake Duncan is doing extremely well and also will remain in Sarasota for the time being to give him a full, normal amount of time in spring training and not rush him so soon after the medical condition.

    Majewski has done very well in his work at 1st base.  He is a quality outfielder and also being able to play first base will give him more opportunities in the future.
    Rommie Lewis reported to Extended Spring Training and will be evaluated on his performance and progression.

    Domingo Acosta was released.

    Wilkin Felix was released.

    Miguel De La Cruz became a minor league free agent.

    Bob McCrory reported to Extended to continue rehabilitation after surgery last season.

    The Baysox put out a roster that is only tentative.  Rosters will not be set until Thursday before game time.  As always, there are possible changes.

    Fernando de Nabal broke his left hand and was in a cast during Spring Training.  He has the cast off and is beginning his throwing program.  He is a right hand pitcher.
    Well, that's about it. Glad to see the Orioles won on opening day and although I'm enjoying India, I can't wait to get back to a baseball loving place like the States. Cricket is just so damn boring!!

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Tony Pente

Tony has owned and operated Orioles Hangout since 1996 and is well known for his knowledge of the Baltimore Orioles organization from top to bottom. He's a frequent guest on Baltimore-area sports radio stations and can be heard regularly on the 105.7 FM The Fan. His knowledge and contacts within the Orioles minor league system and the major league baseball scouting industry is unparalleled in the Baltimore media and is known as an expert on the Orioles prospects.