Mark Trumbo will be reintroduced to the media Friday afternoon during a press conference at Camden Yards that will air live at 3 p.m. on MASN and 105.7 The Fan.
The timing is no accident.
Trumbo will appear at the annual FanFest the following day at the Baltimore Convention Center. Killing two commitments with one visit.
The two spots opened up due to Jonathan Schoop’s excused absence.
Castillo is replacing Adam Walker, who was designated for assignment to create room for Trumbo on the 40-man roster.
All of the sessions are sold out.
New outfielder Seth Smith has a previous commitment and is unable to attend FanFest.
Meanwhile, the Orioles confirmed the signings of nine minor league free agents. All of the names have appeared here, but it’s nice to make it official.
Alcantara and Montero must serve 50-game suspensions.