The Baltimore Orioles ink RHP Gregory Infante to minor-league deal
Mike Elias and the Baltimore Orioles have made another minor move, signing RHP Gregory Infante to a minor-league contract
The Baltimore Orioles keep adding players this offseason that could have an impact on the 2019 roster: former Chicago White Sox pitcher Gregory Infante has signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles, and he could find his way to Baltimore at some point in 2019.
Infante has only been in the league for parts of two seasons but he had a great year in 2017, going 3-2 with a 3.56 ERA in 67 games.
2018 didn’t go so great for Infante as he went 1-1 with an 8.00 ERA in only 10 games for the White Sox.
Let’s hope the Orioles get the 2017 version of Infante.
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Either way, another arm will be helpful since the Orioles don’t have Darren O’Day, Brad Brach, or Zach Britton in the bullpen anymore.
We could see Infante make the opening day roster out of Spring Training since the Orioles do have some slots open as of now. It’s going to be interesting to see how new manager Brandon Hyde handles the bullpen, considering how meticulous Buck Showalter was with his.
Spring Training is going to be one to see for the Orioles because only a few positions are set at the moment. Watching players grow and get experience under this new regime will be exciting.
I’m confident that Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde will be able to construct this roster the best that they can in the short time that they’ve been on the job. Either way, Hyde will have his guys playing hard.
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The 2019 Baltimore Orioles might not win that many games, but they will play hard each and every week and won’t be a pushover. You know that the young players will want to win.
Fans might not come to many games to start the season, but once they see how hard these young guys will be playing, those same fans will want to show up and support the team. Let’s hope a jersey giveaway isn’t the only reason the Orioles sell out the stadium in 2019.
Times are changing in Baltimore and you should be excited, no matter the team’s struggles. In the end, it’s all about making the right moves and the Orioles have done that with the front office; the on field product might not be that far behind.
Will you still show up to the ballpark to see this team, even when you know that they won’t be very good for the next few seasons? Are you expecting Mike Elias to add any major league players before Spring Training starts?