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While enduring struggles at the plate, Orioles' Caleb Joseph still contributing behind it

While enduring struggles at the plate, Orioles' Caleb Joseph still contributing behind it

In times like these, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph thinks back to the message delivered upon his arrival in the major leagues two years ago. As Joseph prepared for what would become a regular role behind the plate for the playoff-bound Orioles in 2014, manager Buck Showalter told him that defense should never go into a slump.

"It sounds simple and I couldn't believe I had never heard that before, but it's pretty true," Joseph said. "When you know you can impact the game defensively — because as a catcher, we have the opportunity to impact the game literally every pitch — it might not be with your bat some nights, but you can try your best to impact the game...

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