Aberdeen IronBirds Blog
LHP Dustin Ward has been promoted from the GCL to Aberdeen. Ward, 22, pitched 19 innings for the GCL in 2011, posting a 0.95 ERA. He was a 19th round pick by the Orioles in 2011
OF Lucas Herbst, a 26th round pick in the 2012 draft, has been assigned to Aberdeen. Herbst, 21, was signed on June 12th. He batted .351/.409/.490 in 161 AB for Santa Clara University.
RHP Ken Wise has been promoted from the GCL to Aberdeen. Wise, 22, was a 22nd round pick by the Orioles in the 2010 draft. He pitched 20.2 innings for the GCL Orioles in 2011, posting a 6.10 ERA. In a corresponding move, the Orioles released INF Ryan Zrenda. Zrenda, 24, had a batting line [...]
IF Austin Knight has been added to Delmarva from Aberdeen. IF Tommy Winegarner has been transferred to Aberdeen. Knight, 22, batted .213 for the Aberdeen Ironbirds last season. He was selected in the 37th round in 2010 out of Palm Beach Junior College. Winegardner batted .188 in 21 games for the Shorebirds.
Pre-Season : RHP Jose Mota and LHP Aaron Wirsch were placed on the disabled list for the Aberdeen Ironbirds. RHP Oscar Melendez was placed on the temporary inactive list to start the season. Mota, 22, is a non-drafted free-agent signed in 2009. Wirsch, 21, is a 7th round pick by the Orioles in 2009. [...]
C Joe Oliveira has been activated from the disabled list. Oliveira, 24, has a .162/.266/.234 batting line in 130 plate appearances this season. RHP Kenny Moreland has been transferred to Aberdeen. Moreland, 26, is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched out of the bullpen.
Baseball America published their top 20 New York Penn League prospects today and two Orioles were ranked. RHP Parker Bridwell came in at #10 on the list. BA noted his heavy sinker, power breaking ball, and developing changeup. They ranked OF Glynn Davis their #15 NYPL prospect and noted his true 80 speed and ability [...]