Elias lists, throws, adds, Matt Harvey and more

SARASOTA, FLORIDA – The Orioles made no changes to its 28-person roster as the noon deadline to submit them expired. No claims for late waiver or trade, at least so far.

The squad remains on the same 14 pitchers as 14 full-backs for Friday’s opening game against Rays at Tropicana Stadium.

Here it is again:

Surveys (14)
Keegan Akin |
Bryan Baker
Mike Baumann
Felix Baptist
Paul Fry
Joey Krehbiel
Dean Kremer
Jorge Lopez
Jordan Lyles
John Means
Cionel Perez
Dillon Tate
Tyler Wells
Bruce Zimmermann

Catchers (2)
Anthony Bemboom
Robinson Chirinos

Insiders (7)
Kelvin Gutierrez
Trey Mancini
George Matthew
Ryan Mountcastle
Quiet smell
Chris Owings
Ramon Urias

Outsiders (5)
Austin Hays
Ryan McKenna
Cedric Mullins
Anthony Santander
DJ Stewart

Eight players have arrived on their first day of competition: Akin, Baker, Baumann, Bautista, Bemboom, Gutiérrez, Krehbiel and McKenna.

The team is training at Tropicana Field after traveling to Tampa yesterday.

Managing Director Mike Elias said in a video call today that he expects the 28 players to remain on the opening schedule despite the freedom to make demands for relinquishment or trade.

“This crazy thing is happening in baseball, but I have no indication that this list of players will change before tomorrow’s game,” said Elias. “There is business going on now, there has been chaos the last 24 hours. We have tried to do this as we always do, but nothing came of it. But it is certainly the time of year when the waiver will be a bit interesting and we will keep an eye on it. “

Asked about the decisions made by the cast staff and expectations, Elias said:

“We are facing concerns about sailing in the first half of the season. Each team is. April will be difficult. John Means and Jordan Lyles and these guys, they just got to the point of getting into this four or five inn district. We have also received Tyler Wells in the spin now, which has looked good in the spring. We are very hopeful of him as a long-term starter in the Premier League. But after a year of brief relief, a pandemic and Tommy John’s rehabilitation, it will take some time to get his feet wet and stretch out responsibly.

“And then we have a whole bunch of tall men, big starters who have carried the load for us up and down from Triple-A last year who have not yet established themselves as starting pitchers in the Premier League and we want to keep seeing those boys. All of this together we have a kind of plan to get a bunch of tall guys in our box, and then we will have guys available for them every day to grab an appetizer so we are not asking the starter to go too deep. in play and endanger his long-term health over the season. “

Baumann will not be the fifth starter, at least for the first time through the spin. He’s in the box, his use remains to be seen.

“He can give a little length,” said Elias. “I do not know if (manager Brandon Hyde) wants to get him into a shorter chance to win a game or something. It could happen, but it is an option to give the length of the “pen” and we will see where it goes. His spring information was a bit uneven, but seeing his arm and speed come back after an injury in the midfield in 2020 was finally a big development for us.

“It’s time to go to him. He’s 26 1/2 or something and he’s ready to do it in the Champions League, and he’s very busy and we’re ready to give him the ball in the Champions League and see where it goes. He could be someone who will be a starter for us in the long run, but he is also someone who can afford to be effective from the “pen”.

The Orioles will try to avoid losing 100 or more games for the fourth consecutive season. Living in the eastern part of the US division poses common challenges, said Elias.

“We want to get better,” he said. “I think we are becoming more talented, hopefully we will be even more talented as the year goes on and that should lead to victory. But baseball is baseball. Sometimes reforms do not happen in a linear way. We have a broad perspective in mind in terms of carefully developing a top list that will remain at the forefront, but this team is young and talented and the farming system under it is young and talented, and anything can happen, so we’re just going to keep going. to work as wisely as possible to try to make the players better and see where this goes.

“I think we are very hopeful that we will take a step forward this year.

Hyde is also in its fourth year of rebuilding, always emphasizing the importance of winning, no matter what their circumstances, which became more difficult after the trade of lighter Tanner Scott and Cole Sulser to Miami.

“He has been a great part of our organization and, in my mind, our office,” said Elias. “It was a big project and continues to be a big project. We need someone at the master’s level who is pulling in the same direction as the rest of the organization, and we have a great partnership from the lower division level up to the top division level and across the office and the partnership. group, and this is not easy. We are competing against 29 other teams. There is a lot that goes into this and Brandon is a big part of it and I think the improvement that we have seen in the whole organization since he and I came here was due to his contribution to this organization. “

Kyle Bradish threw four simulators today at Twin Lakes Park, and his next appearance will come with Triple-A Norfolk.

“We are going to release him from here in the near future,” said Elias.

DL Hall also threw today but will hold back longer after injuring his elbow last June which limited him to seven starters at Double-A Bowie.

“This is a little more medical dye, and also a lot more aware of where his total percentage will end up for him this year, and we are trying to get to the point where we do not have to shut him down artificially in September,” said Elias . “It will be a little longer, but he looks great and feels healthy, and it will be something similar as we reach him for the four, five game goal and then get him out to a partner. “He will probably start at a lower level than he would otherwise only start after the injury, which is a typical exercise.”

Catch Adley Rutschman continues to advance from a tense trio that ruined his chances of joining the team. He trained again today in Sarasota.

Elias said Rutschman entered the camp with an “inner flag” to join the team before he was injured, which came “at the exact worst possible moment”.

“As soon as he returns to being a full-fledged version of himself and we understand that his timing is back, I think he will immediately return to where he left off, who had a very clear shot to make an impact. on this. team, “said Elias. “It’s really uncomfortable that this happened, but it could have been worse and he is doing well. “He was training here today and things continue to be smooth going up, but we still have some criteria to check before we send him to a related game.”

The Orioles team is on the verge of getting Matt Harvey to a contract in the minor league. Harvey would attend an extended spring camp in Sarasota and build a play area.

It remains to be seen whether Harvey will be banned for his testimony in Eric Kay’s trial.

Harvey signed the club last spring on a second minor league deal, paying him $ 1 million, going 6-14 with 6.27 ERA and 1,543 WHIP in 28 starts covering 127 2/3 of a game before the Orioles blocked him with swelling in the right. knee – and an injury he tried to recover from in the second half.

“It’s true that we’ve been working on a small league deal with Matt,” said Elias. “Of course, this is a very unique situation now with everything he was involved in that came to light over the winter. From our point of view, I think he did a lot to help us last year. I know his line of statistics was not the most beautiful, but the things he threw, the luck he had, and I think that’s the most important thing for us, the professional and the teammate he was in helping us get through a very difficult time. something we wanted to get back. We feel like he could give us depth and he could help us.

“He was in the process of opening some things that came due to injuries. Obviously he is in the situation he is in now due to incidents off the field, but getting to know him last year, understanding his approach to what is happening, our view is that this is something that should not stop him from getting a second chance at this institution, especially with his performance last year. So we’ll see where it goes. “

Note: The Orioles did minor business in the league and sent Triple-A stopper Mason McCoy, 27, to the Mariners to pay money.

McCoy was selected in the sixth round in 2017 by the University of Iowa, appearing in 112 games with Norfolk last summer and reaching .221 / .288 / .368 with 21 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 43 RBIs. Other midfielders have passed him by and the trade could provide a major broader path. The glove is truly impressive.

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