Here is the break-camp roster for the Orioles’ Triple-A Norfolk Tides team. The Tides begin their 53rd season in the International League at 6:35 p.m. Friday night when they play at Durham. After three games there this weekend, Norfolk opens its home season at Harbor Park on Tuesday night versus Gwinnett.
The current Tides roster includes 10 players currently on the Orioles 40-man roster and nine players currently ranked among their top 30 prospects by Baseball America. It includes 10 players that MLBPipeline.com ranks in the team's top 30. Norfolk has six players ranked currently in the Baseball America top 100 list.
Pitchers: Eduard Bazardo, Yennier Canó, Ryan Conroy, Noah Denoyer, Kyle Dowdy, Reed Garrett, DL Hall, Darwinzon Hernández, Joey Krehbiel, Morgan McSweeney, Grayson Rodriguez, Drew Rom, Phoenix Sanders, Chris Vallimont, Nick Vespi, Spenser Watkins, Ryan Watson, Bruce Zimmermann.
Catchers: Maverick Handley, Mark Kolozsvary.
Infielders: Greg Cullen, Lewin Díaz, Cadyn Grenier, Josh Lester, Connor Norby, Ryan O’Hearn, Joey Ortiz, Jordan Westburg.
Outfielders: Daz Cameron, Colton Cowser, Shayne Fontana, Hudson Haskin.
This roster includes three of the O’s top five players as ranked by Baseball America, and six of the top 10. They are Rodriguez (No. 2), Cowser (No. 4), Hall (No. 5), Westburg (No. 6), Norby (No. 7) and Ortiz (No. 8).
Baseball America ranks Denoyer as No. 22, Rom as No. 24 and Haskin as No. 26.
The Orioles have not yet released rosters for their three other full-season minor league clubs: Double-A Bowie, High-A Aberdeen or low Single-A Delmarva. Those teams do not open their new seasons until April 6. Those rosters are coming later.
The Tides break-camp roster lists 32 players right now, and they must be at the roster limit of 28 by first pitch tomorrow night.