Per Steve Melewski:
The Orioles have promoted Frederick outfielder Xavier Avery to Double-A Bowie. Avery, a second round pick in 2008, is just 20 years old.
Avery was batting .280 in 109 games for Frederick with 25 doubles, four home runs, 37 RBIs and seven stolen bases in eight attempts.
I’m having internet issues, which is why this is a little late. While some may think the O’s are rushing Avery, if there is any player who can handle a jump like this, it’s him. He’s determined, smart, loves being on the field, and wants to get better and better.
Baltimore Sports Report has an excellent interview with Avery where you’ll be able to see what I’m talking about.
We’ll resume with the normal scores posts tonight and a feature on the 2011 will be posted tomorrow morning.