After the final minor league exhibition games yesterday and an intrasquad game today at Twin Lakes Park, the Orioles have set the minor league break-camp rosters for their four full-season affiliates, which begin play next week. The players are beginning to head north to play at Triple-A Norfolk, Double-A Bowie, Single-A Frederick and Single-A Delmarva.
These rosters are not final, and changes could still be made between now and opening day on the farm, which is next Thursday for most teams.
Pitchers: Jayson Aquino, Josh Edgin, Andrew Faulkner, Jason Gurka, Donnie Hart, David Hess, Jhan Mariñez, Tim Melville, Yefry Ramirez, Joely Rodriguez, Tanner Scott, Matt Wotherspoon, Jimmy Yacabonis.
Catchers: Austin Wynns, Andrew Susac.
Infielders: Drew Dosch, Garabez Rosa, Luis Sardiñas, Ruben Tejada, Engelb Vielma.
Outfielders: Jaycob Brugman, Alex Presley, Joey Rickard, DJ Stewart.
Pitchers: Keegan Akin, Chris Binford, Tanner Chleboard, Jay Flaa, Paul Fry, Luis Gonzalez, Matthew Grimes, Hunter Harvey, Jordan Kipper, Lucas Long, Reid Love, John Means, Ryan Meisinger.
Catchers: Armando Araiza, Martin Cervenka, Audry Pérez.
Infielders: Anderson Feliz, Corban Joseph, Adrian Marin, Aderlin Rodriguez, Erick Salcedo.
Outfielders: Austin Hays, Cedric Mullins, D’Arby Myers, Ademar Rifaela, Mike Yastrzemski.
Pitchers: Cristian Alvarado, Michael Burke, Tyler Erwin, Brian Gonzalez, Lucas Humpal, Francisco Jimenez, Steven Klimek, Branden Kline, Jhon Peluffo, Ofelky Peralta, Cody Sedlock, James Teague, Matt Trowbridge, Alex Wells.
Catchers: Daniel Fajardo, Stuart Levy.
Infielders: Chris Clare, Alejandro Juvier, Alex Murphy, Preston Palmeiro, Jomar Reyes, Collin Woody.
Outfielders: Cole Billingsley, Randolph Gassaway, Ryan McKenna, Jake Ring.
Pitchers: Michael Baumann, Cameron Bishop, Scott Burke, Matthias Dietz, Gray Fenter, DL Hall, Brenan Hanifee, Reed Hayes, Alex Katz, Zac Lowther, Zack Muckenhirn. Travis Seabrooke, Nick Vespi, Ryan Wilson.
Catchers: Ben Breazeale, Jean Carrillo.
Infielders: Branden Becker, Trevor Craport, Seamus Curran, Mason McCoy, Kirvin Moesquit, Ryan Ripken.
Outfielders: Frank Crinella, Zach Jarrett, Tim Nichting, Will Robertson.
Norfolk will open a week from today, next Friday hosting Gwinnett. The other three full-season clubs open next Thursday, with Bowie hosting Harrisburg, Frederick at Myrtle Beach and Delmarva hosting Asheville.
At this point, we know of three players who will begin the year on the minor league disabled list. They include third baseman Ryan Mountcastle, who starts the year on the Bowie DL. Mountcastle was injured when hit by a pitch in a minors exhibition March 14. He suffered a hairline fracture in his right hand. At the time of time of the injury, the timeline for his return was said to be four to six weeks. Mountcastle is rated as the No. 71 prospect by Baseball America and No. 98 by MLBPipeline.com. He will continue his rehab in Florida when the minor league seaon begins.
Lefty Chris Lee will begin the year on the Norfolk DL with a strained right oblique. Lee was pitching for the Orioles against the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte Feb. 27 when he walked off the mound after just two pitches. A few days later he was officially optioned to Norfolk.
Right-hander Eddie Gamboa is going on the Norfolk DL with a strained right forearm. He has missed a lot of time in minors camp.
Many players will begin the season in Florida at extended spring training. The Orioles have about 60 players for that camp.