SARASOTA, Fla. - The third shoe dropped today in Orioles camp.
Besides pitcher Kevin Gausman and first baseman Travis Ishikawa, the Orioles also reassigned catcher Chris Robinson to minor league camp. Manager Buck Showalter met with him following batting practice.
The moves leave the Orioles with 34 players in spring training, including six non-roster invitees. They must get down to 25 by 3 p.m. Sunday.
Robinson went 4-for-11 in 10 games. He left the team to play for Canada in the World Baseball Classic, where he gained national attention for laying down a bunt in the ninth inning of a lopsided win over Mexico that sparked a brawl.
The Orioles have a logjam behind the plate at the Triple-A level. Robinson, Luis Exposito, Allan de San Miguel and Luis Martinez are candidates to play for the Norfolk Tides. Also, Caleb Joseph and Brian Ward remain in the organization.