There at the moment are 46 days remaining till the following scheduled Orioles sport, which is Opening Day. There are simply two days to go till pitchers and catchers report back to Sarasota to start spring coaching.
On Friday, the Orioles introduced the spring coaching camp roster, together with ten gamers who’re non-roster invitations and 22 who’re “camp reserves,” a gaggle of minor leaguers whose goal appears to be for the O’s to trickle some additional gamers into huge league camp to get them some additional face time earlier than the minor league camps start, which now might not be till April.
Saturday noticed another title added to the record of non-roster invitations, because the Orioles have agreed on a minor league deal with Matt Harvey. The contract continues to be pending a bodily, so you understand, it may fall by. Harvey has had each Tommy John surgical procedure (late 2013) and surgical procedure to attempt to appropriate thoracic outlet syndrome (2016). It’s not like these are going to be surprises to the medical staff, although.
Assuming the deal goes by, including Harvey is much like including Felix Hernandez, in that they’re each pitchers who was once superb and now are a number of years faraway from something that would even generously be known as sufficient.
Harvey’s good years are usually not as quite a few as Hernandez’s, and his final respectable 12 months is even farther up to now than Hernandez’s. In the latest season, He pitched in seven video games for the Royals, giving up 15 runs in 11.2 innings. That’s an 11.57 ERA, which is the form of ERA you possibly can find yourself with when you might have a 2.743 WHIP.
Nobody ought to get their hopes up for Harvey. It’s a no-risk signing, although, with the Orioles capable of provide a possibility for a potential comeback tour that many different groups can’t provide. If it by some means pays off, nice. If it doesn’t, Harvey will wash out earlier than Opening Day and rarely be considered in Birdland once more.
Within the meantime, everybody could make jokes about how Mike Elias is making an attempt to recreate one of the best 2013 beginning rotation that he can discover. I’ll get in on it, too: What’s subsequent, luring Cliff Lee out of retirement?
Across the blogO’sphere
Still wondering about Orioles as first workout looms (College of Roch)
Roch is inquisitive about a lot of stuff you’re most likely additionally inquisitive about as we head in direction of the beginning of spring coaching.
Which O’s prospects will get the call in ‘21? (Orioles.com)
Joe Trezza predicts as many as eight prospect debuts could possibly be forthcoming within the 2021 season, however don’t get your hopes up on Adley Rutschman being certainly one of them.
Why the Orioles prioritized hitting prospects over young pitchers on spring training roster (Baltimore Solar)
Maybe you observed there aren’t many/any prime pitching prospects on the camp reserves record. With minor league seasons anticipated to be delayed, the Orioles don’t need to begin ramping up their pitching prospects till they get nearer to these seasons beginning.
Birthdays and Orioles anniversaries
Of all of the gamers to ever play for the Orioles, not a single one has been born on today.
Is immediately your birthday? Completely satisfied birthday to you! Your birthday buddies for immediately embrace: Battle of Gettysburg common Winfield Scott Hancock (1824), Ferris wheel inventor George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859), Teamsters chief Jimmy Hoffa (1913), journalist Carl Bernstein (1944), magician Teller (1948), and actor Simon Pegg (1970).
On today in historical past…
In 1779, explorer James Prepare dinner was killed on Hawaii.
In 1859, Oregon was admitted because the thirty third state. On this identical day in 1912, Arizona turned the forty eighth state, and the latest contiguous state.
In 1929, the Valentine’s Day Bloodbath came about in Chicago, wherein seven individuals, together with six members of a rival gang to Al Capone, have been killed.
In 1990, Voyager 1 photographed the Earth from a distance of roughly six billion kilometers. The photograph has come to be often known as “Pale Blue Dot.”
And that’s the best way it’s in Birdland on February 14. Have a protected Valentine’s Day.