BOWIE -- Before his first professional home game for Double-A Bowie on Friday night, Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia said he’d be a little nervous playing in front of the crowd at Prince George's Stadium.
He certainly didn’t show any anxiousness when he stepped to the plate for his first at-bat to open the second inning.
Urrutia, the Cuban defector whom the Orioles signed to a $778,500 signing bonus in July, smoked the first pitch he saw from Harrisburg starter Brian Broderick over the center-field fence, an estimated 405 feet.
"That ball looked like it had two gears to it," Bowie manager Gary Kendall said. "When he first hit it, I...