The Orioles placed backup catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list today with a dislocated left thumb and recalled catcher Luis Exposito from Triple-A Norfolk.The Orioles also transferred catcher Luis Martinez from Double-A Bowie to Norfolk.
It seems to me like the organization has given up on Caleb Joseph
completely. He isn't even listed as a catcher anymore, and he has been in AA forever. Some of these minor league decisions puzzle me. I'd have Zelous Wheeler, Buck Britton, Brandon Waring, and Caleb Joseph all in AAA getting at-bats.2012 Bowie Baysox Statistics
In 99 games, Buck Britton
In 52 games, Brandon Waring
In 97 games, Zelous Wheeler hit .275/.363/.458
In 80 games, Caleb Joseph .272/.343/.470
It's almost like the organization doesn't reward strong performances. Instead, the promotions go to players with more talent like Jonathan Schoop
and Manny Machado
who hit .245/.324/.386 and .266/.352/.438, respectively. Those players who perform better than the players getting call-up can't think it's fair. This is like a flaw I want to fix.