Mahoney sprains wrist, returns home to see team doctors

Orioles first base prospect Joe Mahoney, who is playing winter ball in Venezuela, suffered a right wrist sprain on Wednesday in the only game that he has played for Bravos de Margarita.

Mahoney went 0-for-4 in that game with three strikeouts, and apparently suffered the injury on one of the swings.


He had a magnetic resonance imaging performed and that didn't reveal anything serious, according to a team official. However, there is still swelling in the wrist so he has decided to come back to Baltimore to see team doctors.

It's still too early to determine when - or if - Mahoney will return to Venezuela.


Mahoney, 23, hit .307 with 18 homers and 78 RBIs in 124 games this past season for Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. He was given the organization's Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year award.

Several other Orioles' prospects are playing in the Arizona Fall League. Below is their numbers so far. I didn't include infielder Tyler Townsend because his AFL stint is over after he had a cyst surgically removed from his hand. He played in just one game, going 1-for-4.

Position players

Ryan Adams 9-for-27 (.333) 1 HR 8 RBIs 2 runs 1 BB 6 Ks

Xavier Avery 7-for-27 (.259) 5 runs 1 RBI 4 BBs 8 Ks 3 SBs

Caleb Joseph 5-for-12 (.417) 5 runs 1 BBs 2 Ks

Greg Miclat 9-for-27 (.333) 1 2B 1 RBI 1 run 4 BBs 5 Ks



Oliver Drake 6 1/3 IP 5 ERs (7.11 ERA) 4 hits 4 BBs 6 Ks

Pat Egan 5 2/3 IP 1 ERs (1.59 ERA) 6 hits 0 BBs 3 Ks

Kam Mickolio 2 2/3 IP 1 ERs (3.38 ERA) 3 hits 1 BB 3 Ks

Wynn Pelzer 4 1/3 IP 2 ERs (4.15 ERA) 3 hits 6 BBs 4 Ks