5 Orioles you might have forgotten played for them in 2023
Terrin Vavra, UTIL
You could be forgiven if you thought that Terrin Vavra had fallen off the face of the earth, because he kind of did. After making the initial opening day roster, Vavra had struggled to gain any sort of consistent playing time.
Vavra was optioned to Norfolk at the end of April to get consistent playing time, only to be recalled in early May. He appeared in 12 games in May with the Orioles before getting sent down again, which is when Vavra seemed to disappear for a while.
In reality, Vavra sustained a right shoulder injury that got him placed on the 7 Day minor league IL. After he went on a rehab assignment in Delmarva in the end of August, he was pulled off when the injury didn't seem to get better.
When September rolled around, the Orioles made a change to the big league roster and called up Heston Kjerstad. Needing a 40 man roster spot, they simultaneously called up Vavra and placed him on the 60 Day IL in order to do some 40 man roster juggling, with Vavra's season basically over.
So don't worry, Vavra is still in the organization. How much playing time he could get in Baltimore is unclear, as the Orioles have a lot of spots settled in terms of their position player depth. But Vavra is still here.