Baltimore Orioles: Cedric Mullins Reacts To Demotion To Double-A
After starting the season with the Baltimore Orioles Cedric Mullins has been demoted for the second time, this time to Double-A Bowie.
One of the few players Baltimore Orioles fans were excited about entering 2019 was outfielder Cedric Mullins.
Mullins played 45 games for Baltimore in 2018 and recorded 40 hits with four home runs and 11 RBI’s. Many believed he would be the Orioles centerfielder of the future, but the start of 2019 has proved he may not ever be a factor for the O’s going forward.
After breaking spring training with the big league squad, Mullins was quickly demoted to Triple-A Norfolk after slashing a woeful .094/.181/.156 in 22 games. The Orioles hoped a stint in the minors would straighten the 24-year-old out and get him back to the player that excited the fan base at the end of last season.
Instead, things went from bad to worse for Mullins. In 67 games in Triple-A, he slashed .205/.271/.308 and hit just five home runs with 25 RBI’s. Due to his struggles, Mullins was kept in the minors when Dwight Smith Jr. and D.J. Stewart suffered injuries and fell behind Anthony Santander on the Orioles depth chart after he thrived when called up.
With the struggles, ongoing Mullins is again being demoted. The Tides announced that the organization is sending their opening day centerfielder to Double-A Bowie.
It will be Mullins’ first stint in Bowie since the start of 2018 where he slashed an impressive .313/.362/.512 in 49 games before being promoted.
Following the announcement the young outfielder reacted to the news on twitter.
If anyone in the Orioles organization read this, they had to have been proud. Rather than sending an angry tweet, Mullins sent a note of inspiration as he continues his journey back to the majors.
Hopefully, for him and the Orioles, he’s able to find the swing that helped him win the centerfield job out of spring training and can get back on track to being a significant factor in the Baltimore Orioles rebuilding project.