Hurricane Irma delayed the start of the Orioles’ fall instructional league. The storm couldn’t deny it.
Games will be held at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota beginning on Monday and running through Oct. 10. They’re free and open to the public.
The instructional league program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system.
The staff includes director of player development Brian Graham, coordinator of minor league pitching John Wasdin, coordinator of minor league hitting Jeff Manto, coordinator of minor league catching Don Werner, coordinator of minor league infield Dave Anderson, pitching coaches Dave Schmidt, Blaine Beatty, Justin Lord and Wilson Alvarez, and coaches Gary Kendall, Buck Britton, Butch Davis, Jose Hernandez, Kyle Moore, Elbis Morel, Patrick Leyland, Ramon Caraballo, Steel Russell and Tim Raines.
The following is the roster of players assigned to the league:
Infielder Seamus Curran
Infielder Brenden Becker
Infielder Ryan McKenna
Pitcher Cody Sedlock
Pitcher Adam Stauffer
The first game will be played on Saturday against the Yankees in Tampa.
Here’s the complete schedule:
* Sept 23, 10 a.m. at Yankees
* Sept. 25, 1 p.m. vs. Braves
* Sept. 26, 1 p.m. at Braves
* Sept. 27, 1 p.m. vs. Pirates
* Sept. 29, 1 p.m. at Rays
* Sept. 30, 10 a.m. vs. Yankees
* Oct. 3, noon vs. Rays
* Oct. 6, 1 p.m. at Rays
* Oct. 7, 10 a.m. at Yankees
Additional game are expected to be added to the schedule at a later date.