Jason Esposito, the Vanderbilt third baseman who the Orioles drafted in the second round, was at Camden Yards today to take his physical.
The Orioles remain in negotiations with the player, but passing a physical is a prerequisite before finalizing a deal. The Orioles will have until midnight Monday to sign all their 2011 draft picks.
Director of Amateur Scouting Joe Jordan’s primary focus before Monday’s deadline is agreeing to terms with first-round pick Dylan Bundy, Esposito and six-round pick Nick Delmonico. Jordan has expressed some frustration with his inability to reach an agreement with Esposito.
In other news, starting pitcher Jake Arrieta had successful elbow surgery. Dr. Lewis Yocum removed the bone spur from his right elbow. The club announced that Arrieta should be full go by spring training.