First Round of Cuts

The Orioles made their first round of cuts of the spring. 13 players were re-assigned to minor league camp. Catchers Caleb Joseph and Adam Donachie, shortstop Pedro Florimon, outfielder Tyler Henson, and pitchers Brandon Erbe, Chorye Spoone, Luis Lebron, Raul Rivero, Mitch Atkins, Mark Worrell, Troy Patton, Pedro Viola, and Nick Bierbrodt have seen their chances of making the big league club come to an end. There are no surprises in this bunch. Erbe and Lebron are coming off major injuries and still working their way back to full health. Joseph, Florimon, and Henson are decent prospects that just aren’t ready yet and weren’t getting nearly enough at bats to get them ready for the season. The rest of the cuts are minor league filler types that were needed until the starting pitchers got their pitch counts up. Of them, Patton, Spoone, and Rivero are the only ones with a real chance to make the majors at some point this year.

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