Orioles Minor Leaguers of the Week: Zach Davies & Ivan De Jesus

Baltimore Orioles farmhands Zach Davies and Ivan De Jesus both had an outstanding week with their respective teams. Davies, a Bowie Baysox pitcher, threw 13 1/3 innings, giving up 11 hits, 3 ER, 2 walks, while striking out 13 batters and winning both of his starts on the week for the double-A affiliate of the Orioles.
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Orioles activate and DFA Reimold

200px-Baltimore_Orioles_left_fielder_Nolan_Reimold_(14)The Baltimore Orioles have activated Nolan Reimold from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.  Reimold needs to clear waivers in order for him to stay in the Orioles organization which I see him doing.  Reimold will likely go to triple-A Norfolk and continue rehabbing.  Reimold hit .315 and two home runs during his rehab at double-A Bowie.

The Orioles have a lot of players similar to Reimold and are relatively healthy.  It is best for Reimold if he plays everyday in the minors until the Orioles need him.  Again, Reimold needs to clear waivers first.

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Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Week: Zach Davies

Bowie Baysox pitcher Zach Davies had an outstanding week for the double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Davies, a 21-year-old out of Gilbert, Arizona, threw 13 innings during the week, while allowing only 3 hits, 0 ER, 4 walks, and striking out 7 batters. The right-handed starter also picked up two wins in the two starts that he made in the week.
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Reimold starting slow at Bowie

The often injured Nolan Reimold is finally back playing professional baseball.  Reimold had a bad neck injury and it has taken him a long time to recover.  The Baltimore Orioles and Reimold have been loyal to each other in hopes that he can one day return and stay healthy. 

Right now Reimold is four games into his rehab at double-A Bowie and is getting off to a slow start.  Reimold has three hits and is hitting .214.  Reimold who is known for his power has no extra base hits. 

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Reimold to start rehab at Bowie

200px-Baltimore_Orioles_left_fielder_Nolan_Reimold_(14)Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has been assigned to double-A Bowie to start his rehab assignment.  Reimold has been recovering from a neck injury and has been slowly recovering.  Reimold is often forgot of because he has had so many injury problems.  At one time Reimold was considered one of the Orioles best hitting prospects.

Reimold’s rehab may be a long one because he has been out of baseball for nearly a year recovering.  However it was reported by Brittany Ghiroli that Reimold has a locker with the Orioles now, which may hint at a short rehab. Read more about Reimold to start rehab at Bowie

Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Week: Dariel Alvarez (Again)

Bowie Baysox outfielder Dariel Alvarez played in seven games for the AA outfit last week, hitting .333 (10 for 30), while collecting 8 runs, 4 doubles, 3 HRs, and 10 RBIs. The 25-year-old Cuban is no stranger to my Baltimore Orioles organizational player of the week, as he won the award a month ago.

Alvarez has not only been one of Bowie’s most consistent hitters this season, but he has also been one of the Eastern League’s best players during the 2014 campaign. So far this season Alvarez is hitting .335 (7th in the league), with 30 runs (8th in the league), 9 HRs (5th in the league), and 42 RBIs (tops in the league).
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Why the Orioles Are Winning, Part 2

Harry Grove Stadium (the Farm)  Source: Wikipedia, public domain
Harry Grove Stadium (the Farm) Source: Wikipedia, public domain
Part 2, A Good Farm System

Note:  OK, so the Baltimore Orioles lost today.  But winning 5 of their last 6 and sweeping the Rays — in Tampa — is nothing to sneeze at.

Ever since Baltimore exchanged the Ottawa Lynx for the Norfolk Tides, all the minor-league affiliates are within a few hours’ drive of each other.  Each has a loyal fan base that does more than attend games; they are part of the family.
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Orioles lineup and game notes (Astros game two)

Chris Davis Oblique injury swing
Photo: Greg Mac

The Baltimore Orioles look to extend their winning streak to five games as they play the Houston Astros in game two of the three game series. The Orioles beat the Astros four to three last night. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is on his way to play for the Bowie Baysox tonight as he starts his rehab.

The Orioles will send Miguel Gonzalez to the mound as he looks to get back on track.  Gonzalez has had a tough season as he is one and three with a 5.28 era.  Gonzalez will face Collin McHugh.

Here is the lineup from Brittany Ghiroli’s tweet.

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