Orioles notes: Yefry Ramírez sees opportunities for fellow Yankees farmhands after Britton trade

This time last year, the Orioles acquired right-hander Yefry Ramírez from a log jam in the high minors of the New York Yankees’ system and watched him join the major league rotation 10 months later.

The 24-year-old pitcher believes the trio of Dillon Tate, Cody Carroll and Josh Rogers, acquired in a trade for closer Zach Britton, will embrace the same situation as they get out of the crowded pitching situation in the Yankees organization and join a rebuilding Orioles club, with opportunities abound.


“I think the opportunities that are here are going to help them in their development,” Ramírez said through interpreter Ramón Alarcón on Wednesday. “You learn even more and improve each day. They’re going to take advantage of the opportunities here.”

With Dillon Tate, Cody Carroll and Josh Rogers, the Orioles fill in some obvious gaps in their farm system.

Like Ramírez last summer when the Orioles acquired him for international signing bonus money, this trio of Yankees prospects was going to need to be added to the 40-man roster this offseason or be exposed to the Rule 5 draft, making it easier for the Orioles to pry them away from New York.


All three were 2015 college draft picks — with Tate the fourth overall pick — and could push for a major league roster spot by early next year. Ramírez said it’s exciting to see a pair of players in Rogers and Carroll that he came up with in the Yankees’ system join Baltimore, though he didn’t play with Tate.

“It feels really good,” Ramírez said. “I get along with both of them, especially Rogers. I played with him. I kid with him a lot. It feels really good to have them in this organization.”

He said both are “really good pitchers,” with Rogers’ strength how he attacks hitters, and Carroll standing out for “a really good fastball, a live fastball.”

“He attacks hitters and gets a lot of outs,” Ramírez said.

Hess returns

Right-hander David Hess took the roster spot vacated by Britton after making three starts since he was sent down July 6 after an extended run in the Orioles’ rotation.

Hess struggled in his first two outings, allowing four runs in 2 2/3 innings July 8 and five runs in 6 1/3 innings July 16 before pitching seven shutout innings Saturday.

“Scuffled a little bit early, but his last outing was David,” Showalter said. “The first inning was a little inning, then he got in step and pitched seven innings. He was solid. A good kid. I’ll tell you, he’s competitive. You talk about [Chris] Tillman being gone, but it creates an opportunity for Ramírez, it creates an opportunity for different people — some that aren’t here yet.”

Jones announces tailgate

Center fielder Adam Jones’ sixth annual “Stay Hungry” tailgate will be Sunday, Nov. 25, outside M&T Bank Stadium, with proceeds benefiting Boys and Girls Club of Metro Baltimore.

Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1, Jones said in the announcement on Twitter.

Around the horn

Outfielder Anthony Santander went on the seven-day disabled list Wednesday with an undisclosed injury at Double-A Bowie. … Low-A Delmarva’s doubleheader at Hagerstown was rained out Wednesday, and the games will not be made up. … Right-hander Jay Flaa hasn’t allowed an earned run in 16 innings over nine outings after 2 1/3 innings with an unearned run in Bowie’s 10-5 win Wednesday.

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