Baltimore Orioles: Chance Sisco among Orioles’ 12 non-roster invitees
With Spring Training around the corner, the Baltimore Orioles have selected 12 non-roster invitees to join them in Major League camp, with Chance Sisco being the headliner.
The Baltimore Orioles announced their 12 non-roster invitees for Spring Training. Many of the options are there to showcase the veteran depth options. However, there are some that are actually big-time prospects.
Chance Sisco, who is really the only major prospect for the Orioles, headlines as one of the three minor-league catchers who will get playing time this Spring. Sisco is expected to be the minor-league catching depth to Major League catchers Welington Castillo, Caleb Joseph and Francisco Pena.
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As a career .323 hitter in the minors, the Orioles believe that Cisco can help their ball club sooner than later. Sisco did himself favors when he hit .320 with an .868 OPS in Double-A Bowie last season. Sisco also hit two homers in four games at Triple-A Norfolk when he was promoted.
The other players to earn a non-roster invitation are Audry Perez, David Washington, Yermin Mercedes, Chris Dickerson, Logan Schafer, Johnny Giavotella, Robert Andino, Nate Adcock, Jed Bradley, Zach Stewart and Richard Rodriguez.
Usually, the Orioles find one or two players from the non-roster invitees to help their ball club. However this year it’s different; the Orioles have almost all of the spots decided and instead are just getting a look before the kids begin their seasons in the minor leagues. Besides, there are only a few bench pieces and maybe two bullpen jobs that need to be filled.
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Everyone on the 40-man roster is expected to be available for Spring Training, with pitchers and catchers reporting this weekend. The first workout for pitchers and catchers will be on February 14th.