Baltimore Orioles: Who is joining the team with September call-ups?
Joey Rickard is back. Earlier in the season, he was performing well with the Orioles, but as soon as Anthony Santander was ready to return from the disabled list, Joey was sent back to the minors. But, when Rickard was up with the team, which was for 94 games, he delivered.
In fact, Rickard hit a slash of .254/.290/.366/.656 with 4 home runs and 18 RBIs. He nearly split his time in half between left and right fields, with a few games played in center field. In the corners, he had a perfect fielding percentage. He’s a speedy outfielder and will be welcome back with open arms.
Like Sisco, Rickard will have difficulty taking time away from Trey Mancini in left and Seth Smith in right. Rickard does have better stats that Anthony Santander, so hopefully he will get time before Santander does. As the Orioles are working to get as many wins as possible, it is not the time for the team to give tryouts to the newbies.
Unless the Orioles begin to pull ahead of the competition or if they fall way behind, Rickard will see more time on the bench than he will on the field.