Baltimore Orioles: Add four more minor league players to farm system
This seems like the most repetitive statement in the offseason: the Baltimore Orioles signed a few more minor league players to their farm system.
The Baltimore Orioles signed a collection of players. One that pitches, one that catches, one infielder, and an outfielder.
This information came from Eduardo A. Encino with the Baltimore Sun.
An old friend returns
Eddie Gamboa is a right-handed pitcher who was drafted by the Orioles in 2008. He stayed with the organization through 2015 until he was granted free agency. The moved to the Tampa Bay Rays, then the Texas Rangers, and finally the Los Angeles Dodgers. All of these were minor league deals where he pitched in the organizations’ Triple-A and Double-A programs.
He is a starting pitcher with a career ERA of 3.49. In 2016, he pitched 13.1 innings for the Rays and had an ERA of 1.35 finishing three games and striking out 11 batters.
It isn’t likely that he will be a part of the starting rotation, but he most likely will spend his time in Triple-A. He could see time in Baltimore if a need arises.
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Renewing a minor leaguer
The Orioles also re-signed 29-year-old Audry Perez to a minor league contract. Perez has been with the Orioles since 2015 where he’s moved up and down from Triple-A and Double-A. He’s also played in the Dominican Winter League. His career slash is .268/.299/.386. Pérez began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals from 2009 until 2014. He played three games in the big leagues with the Cards, but he could not record a hit.
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D’Arby Myers is an outfielder who has been in three minor league systems: Phillies, Athletics, and Angels. He is now 29 years old and began playing with the Phillies rookie team at age 17. Myers has also spent time playing on some independent teams and he played in the Mexican Winter Pacific League. He has not yet seen any time in the MLB. His career slash is .281/.321/.381 with 42 home runs in 12 seasons. In the outfield, he has split his time between center and left field.
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The other player signed was Anderson Feliz. We covered his story here. He is a shortstop from the Pirates system.