What will the Orioles infield look like to open the 2019 season?

The Orioles open the 2019 regular season on Thursday afternoon at 1:05 from the Bronx against the Yankees. 25-man rosters are due on Thursday one hour before first pitch, and the Orioles have made a number of roster moves over the last few days.

Here’s some of the highlights

  • Mark Trumbo will begin the season on the injured list. Trumbo will stay in Florida to continue rehabbing his knee, but it could be a month or longer before he resumes baseball activities
  • Infielder Jace Peterson was reassigned to minor league camp on Sunday. Peterson played in 93 games for the O’s last season and was in the mix for an infield role
  • Relief pitcher Evan Phillips was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk despite not allowing a run in 9.2 innings of work this spring
  • The Orioles claimed catcher Pedro Severino off waivers from the Nationals on Saturday. Severino has played for the Nats in the last four seasons, leading some to believe that he will join Jesus Sucre as the O’s two catchers while Chance Sisco starts the year in Norfolk
  • Veterans Eric Young Jr. and Alcides Escobar were released

The O’s still need to make a handful of cuts to field a 25-man team. Last week I tried to project the starting outfield. Before Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde make their final moves, I wanted to predict what the starting infield will look like to begin the 2019 season.

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Five early thoughts on 2019 Orioles Spring Training

This week marked the beginning of Spring Training for the Baltimore Orioles. Pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday. Multiple position players are already working out and taking batting practice at the Sarasota complex.

Full team workouts begin next week and the Orioles won’t play their first Spring Training game until Saturday, Feb. 23 against the Twins at 1:05 pm from Ed Smith Stadium.

A lot of what we heard this week, not just from players but from Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde, was related to the excitement surrounding the 2019 season. There’s only so much to talk about after just four days of workouts, but now there’s information out there that didn’t exist at the start of the week.

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Projecting the Orioles 2019 starting rotation

Baltimore Orioles pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota on Tuesday in what figures to be an interesting Spring Training. With so many spots on the Orioles roster up-for-grabs, Ed Smith Stadium will not be short of competition in the next month and a half.

With that in mind, the Orioles pitching rotation might be the most stable area on the team in regards to carryover from 2018. Pending injury, three starters in last year’s rotation will return. The back end of the rotation gets dicey. However, there’s some exciting young arms in the mix that got valuable experience in the reluctantly memorable 115-loss season.

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