Four 2012 Keys in intrasquad starting lineups (updated)
The Orioles played their first intrasquad games of spring training this morning, a pair three-inning contests that began around 10 a.m. To fill out the lineups, six minor leaguers were called up from their minicamp to fill out the starting lineups, four of whom were Keys last season.
Outfielders Glynn Davis, Brenden Webb and Johnny Ruettiger and infielder Ty Kelly started today’s contests after spending time in Frederick in 2012, along with O’s farmhands Buck Britton, a 2011 Key, and 18-year-old Adrian Marin, who finished 2012 in Delmarva and has yet to reach Frederick. Another 2012 Key, catcher Allen de San Miguel, also played in today’s games.
*I’ll update with any Keys-related info from the intrasquad games as it becomes available.
–Davis was the only 2012 Key to make it into MASN writer Rock Kubatko’s notes from the intrasquad game. Kubatko noted that Davis struck out against Baltimore free-agent acquisition Jair Jurrjens. His article is here.
–Marin, who could potentially see time in Frederick this year, caught O’s manager Buck Showalter’s eye today. Here’s his quote about the Orioles’ 2012 third-round pick in another Kubatko story:
“You can see why everybody’s so high on him. He’s got nice actions, real calm,” Showalter said. “He’s got a little Bordy (Mike Bordick) look to him.”
–Eduardo Rodriguez, one of our 40 potential Keys for 2013, is slated to pitch in Thursday’s six-inning intrasquad game, according to MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli.
–Ruettiger reached base and nearly scored, but was gunned down by fellow minor leaguer and 2010 Key L.J. Hoes. San Miguel made a nice scoop and applied the tag, according to Baltimore Sun reporter Ed Encina and columnist Peter Shmuck. Shmuck’s take is here.
A few more bits and pieces on this Wednesday:
*2012 Key Dylan Bundy, baseball’s top pitching prospect, got some more media love today. Read Steve Melewski’s story here.
*Britt Ghiroli wrote a good, lengthy piece on Nolan Reimold (Frederick Key in 2005 and 2006) working back from the career-threatening neck injury that ended his season in 2012. Read it here.
*The No. 10 promotion in our countdown of 2013′s top 10 promotions at Harry Grove Stadium was unveiled yesterday. No. 9 will be released on the blog this afternoon.
Shake your Keys.