The Orioles claimed Pedro Severino off waivers from the Nationals. Reliever Paul Fry will start against the Phillies in Sunday's split-squad game in Clearwater. He'll be the "opener" and he says he will welcome the opportunity if he's needed in that role during the season.
Projecting the Orioles' Opening Day roster after a round of cuts including Austin Hays, Anthony Santander, and Cody Carroll provided plenty of clarity into Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde's reasoning as they build the 25-man roster.
In lieu of counting major league wins, this week, we’re counting down five players whose performance in the majors this year can go a long way toward judging the first year of the Elias-Brandon Hyde era of Orioles baseball. The first on that list is catcher Chance Sisco.
Chance Sisco, the one-time top prospect who had a disappointing 2018 not unlike the team as a whole, homered on his first swing of the Grapefruit League campaign to stake the Orioles to the early lead they rode to a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday.
The Orioles announced Wednesday that their coaching staff under manager Brandon Hyde will include Tim Cossins, Doug Brocail, Don Long, Arnie Beyeler, José Flores, José Hernández, Howie Clark, and John Wasdin.
Orioles catcher Chance Sisco wasn’t available in Monday’s series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays because of a cut on his chin and possible concussion suffered when a foul tip hit him in the mask Sunday.
A few weeks to see if their young players can hack it before the team has to begin making plans for 2019 and beyond could make a big difference by the time they and the Orioles are ready for the big time again.