For three nights at Camden Yards, the Orioles and Texas Rangers played a glorified home run derby, pounding baseballs out of a park that has the reputation of a launching pad in the summer months.
Always looking to find a discarded gem, the Orioles have signed suspended reliever Chris Perez to a minor league deal and will assign him to Triple-A Norfolk.
After making a significant move Wednesday – designating 2014 playoff hero Delmon Young for assignment – the Orioles are expected to make another roster alteration Thursday.
The last time Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen went eight innings and dominated an opponent – like he did Wednesday night in a 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers – he was promptly sent to High-A Frederick as part of the club’s constant roster juggling.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said he has confidence that he will be able to trade Delmon Young, who the club designated for assignment Wednesday evening.
Faced with a glut of outfielders that forced them to carry more outfielders than relievers for nearly a week, the Orioles designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment Wednesday to make room for reliever Tyler Wilson.
Orioles first-round draft pick DJ Stewart will make his professional debut Thursday for short-season Single-A Aberdeen against Staten Island.
Maybe it's the summer air at Camden Yards, maybe it's the curse of the Texas Rangers, or maybe it's as simple as starting pitchers struggling with command.