Los Angeles Dodgers

For Orioles, addition to 40-man roster is no guarantee of long-term success or security

For Orioles, addition to 40-man roster is no guarantee of long-term success or security

While being added to a team’s 40-man roster is a major accomplishment for the players involved — it’s a significant step in realizing their major league dreams — it offers little guarantee of long-term success or security with the organization that protects them.

The Orioles added 10 players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft in the four offseasons before this one. Only three of those players logged major league time the following season with the Orioles — Mike Wright and Tyler Wilson in 2015, and Parker Bridwell in 2016.

Neither player the Orioles protected last year reached the majors, and one was out of the organization by early April. One of the...

34°