The Orioles have added three players to their 60-man player pool, per a club announcement. Outfielder Yusniel Diaz, lefty DL Hall, and infielder Ramon Urias will all be joining the team’s second training location at Bowie.
Each of these players is still working towards a big league debut. In the case of Diaz and Hall, they’ve long been considered among the organization’s top prospects. The former came over in the Manny Machado trade, while the latter was chosen in the first round of the 2017 draft.
Urias, 26, is in a different position. He earned a 40-man spot with the Cardinals but ended up on the waiver wire over the offseason. The O’s plucked the second bagger with intentions of giving him a crack at earning a utility job. He had scuffled in limited Spring Training action, following a rough stretch in the Mexican League, but did turn in a solid .263/.369/.424 output in 375 Triple-A plate appearances last year.
An yet no Isaac Matson SMDH!!
Mattson was added last Friday
I felt as if this was an opportunity for Baltimore to experiment and be a fun group with this small 60 game season. The rebuild could have been expedited significantly and could have been a massive interest piece by pulling all the kids up and having them take there lumps this season and be ready to go for next season. Would have been cool to see Rutschman, Diaz, Hayes, Hall, Rodriguez, Mountcastle, Akin, and Harvey all come up at the same time. Who knows, talent could rise to the top in this 60 game sprint! This will be one of the craziest baseball seasons ever, assuming it’s played.