Orioles Release Joey Gathright

The Orioles released speedy outfielder Joey Gathright this morning, according to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli (via Twitter). The 29-year-old was hitting .185/.255/.222 in 244 plate appearances at Triple A. A three-time 20-steal man in the majors, Gathright was 12 for 18 stealing bases in the minors this season. 

He has played for the Royals, Rays, Red Sox and Cubs in his six-year MLB career and last appeared in the majors in 2009. Gathright appeared in 37 games for the Cubs and Red Sox last year, but didn't do much at the plate. However, he has been an above-average defender in the outfield, according to UZR. Gathright could sign with another organization, but would almost certainly have to return to the minors.


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17 Comments on "Orioles Release Joey Gathright"


BWOzar
5 years 11 days ago

No surprise that a 29 year old guy hitting .185/.255/.222 over 244 plate appearances at AAA gets released.

5 years 11 days ago

But he can jump over a car.

Tim Valencia
5 years 11 days ago

i think his career has jumped the car.

5 years 11 days ago

This baseball burn of the week brought to you by Tim Valencia.

BWOzar
5 years 11 days ago

Hahaha, I completely forgot about that. Should be a useful skill for the Newark Bears in a few weeks, right?

5 years 11 days ago

nooo!!! long island ducks better get on this!

Ian_Smell
5 years 11 days ago

I thought this said Jeremy Guthrie at first.

5 years 11 days ago

.185/.255/.222 in AAA in the ORIOLES organization. Maybe he should be playing for the Pirates AA team. He’d be a star.

wastedvote
5 years 11 days ago

Is this a move to make room on the 40 man roster? They could be cooking up a deal where they bring in extra players. A 4 for 2 perhaps.

Fangaffes
5 years 11 days ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if Theo picks him up again for a September call-up.

studio179
5 years 11 days ago

Poor Joey. That car jump thing was years ago and is still what he is remembered for today. Not much on the field rememberance I guess.

Wilsonl
5 years 11 days ago

Used to be good, eh.

johnsilver
5 years 11 days ago

he will show up on 9/1 for a contender as a pinch runner once again.. just like every season. This guy is the 21st century version of 80’s player Lashelle Tarver.. Can run like the Dickens, but should never have a bat in his hand.

5 years 11 days ago

he was a nice base stealer, but thats about it

5 years 11 days ago

He still hasn’t figured out how to steal 1st base.

5 years 11 days ago

dodgers probably will jump on this

iains
5 years 11 days ago

You know, it really does say something about your career when you get released from the Orioles AAA team. How hard can it be to stick with the AAA team of the worst MLB team?