Here’s MLB Pipeline’s roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.
Tim Beckham did his best to fill in offensively for the recently-departed Manny Machado, but the 28-year-old still has some work to do on defense. Beckham put the Orioles ahead in the fifth inning with a two-run blast over the center-field wall, but he made an errant throw to first base in the 10th inning that put the game-winning run on base in the Blue Jays’ 8-7 win over the…
The Orioles clubhouse isn’t the same as the team returns from the All-Star break. This day has been a long time coming for the Orioles’ players, who had become resigned to the fact that their teammate Manny Machado was going to be dealt at some point this year.
The Orioles designated Chris Tillman for assignment after reinstating him from the 10-day disabled list on Friday.
As with all prospects, time and patience will be key in determining the long-term impact of Wednesday’s trade. On paper, however, the Orioles did well.
There will be growing pains, for sure. As the last-place Orioles already gaze toward the future, a combination of injuries (Darren O’Day and Richard Bleier) and trade bait (Zach Britton and Brad Brach) put the club’s bullpen in a precarious position. Some are being showcased, some are being auditioned for future roles. For rookie Tanner Scott, he’s being thrust into a bigger role than most could have envisioned — and…
The Phillies committed two errors in one inning on Thursday night at Camden Yards. But it was the holes in Orioles starter Kevin Gausman’s outing that proved much more costly.
The Orioles placed Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his neck on Wednesday, and recalled Yefry Ramirez to take his place on the roster.
On the heels of Monday’s doubleheader, the Orioles recalled left-hander Donnie Hart and selected the contract of right-hander Jhan Marinez from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Tuesday’s game against the Yankees. To clear roster spots, righty Ryan Meisinger and No. 15 prospect Yefry Ramirez have been optioned to Triple-A.
As disappointing as this 2018 season has been, the Orioles have made sure to turn their attention to the bright spots, in whatever form they may come. But even some of the brightest lights have found ways to extinguish themselves, as Ramírez was roughed up in the worst outing of his young career in a 10-2 loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of a twin bill on Monday night…