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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Cobbling together the bullpen

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Cobbling together the bullpen

Mike Lang / USA TODAY NETWORK Kjerstad has Opening Day hopes, Mullins is healthy, and Irvin is trim. Good morning, Birdland! There remains time for the Orioles to address the gaps in their pitching staff. With the injuries to Kyle Bradish and John Means, some roles are being reassigned. In all likelihood, it will force Tyler Wells and Cole Irvin into rotation work early in the season. That, in turn, will weaken a bullpen that already felt an arm thin after DL Hall was dealt to acquire Corbin Burnes. For now, it seems like Mike Elias prefers to dig through the scrap heap...
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Orioles prospect Samuel Basallo has put himself on a fast track through the minors

Orioles prospect Samuel Basallo has put himself on a fast track through the minors

Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via Could he back up Adley Rutschman this season? Crazier things have happened. Recent years have seen top 100 prospect lists stocked with Orioles. This season, even after Gunnar Henderson and Grayson Rodriguez graduated from prospect status and DL Hall’s trade to the Brewers, there are still five in Baseball America’s top 100: Jackson Holliday (No. 1), catcher Samuel Basallo (10), infielder Coby Mayo (25), and lefty-hitting outfielders Colton Cowser (34), and outfielder Heston Kjerstad (No. 41). In terms of pure buzz, no one...
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Sanders offers strong endorsement of Kjerstad's outfield defense, Wells and Irvin unsure of roles

Sanders offers strong endorsement of Kjerstad's outfield defense, Wells and Irvin unsure of roles

On the day that Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias selected Heston Kjerstad in the 2020 draft, he talked about the second-overall pick playing right field at Camden Yards. As if the position was just waiting for him.The diagnosis of myocarditis and a hamstring injury prolonged the wait, but Kjerstad made his major league debut on Sept. 14 and was put on the American League Division Series roster. His power could make jaws drop. But would his defense keep him in the field?Fly balls dropping wouldn’t work in any ballpark.The Orioles are geared toward getting Kjerstad...

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