Orioles Agree to Terms With Four International Players
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with 4 international players, who go as follows, outfielder, Kevin Infante, outfielder, Angel Gomez, pitcher, Kelvin Laroche, and shortstop, Gilbert Machado. The four international players will look to make an impact in the minor leagues, and potientally be impactful in the near future.
The Orioles continue their rebuild by signing these players, as the oldest of the group is RHP Kelvin Laroche, who is a 19 year old out of the Dominican Republic, who can potientally help the Orioles pitching in the next few years. This group of signees will most likely play in the minor leagues for the next two to three seasons and if they’re doing well, the Orioles may call them up.
Here is a block quote and press release from the Orioles about the signing of the players:
The Orioles have agreed to terms with the following four international players:
OF KEVIN INFANTE, an 18-year-old out of Cuba
OF ANGEL GOMEZ, a 17-year-old out of Venezuela
RHP KELVIN LAROCHE, a 19-year-old out of the Dominican Republic
SS GILBERT MACHADO, a 17-year-old out of Venezuela
Director of Player Development BRIAN GRAHAM provided the following quote: “Infante is a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder who also possesses the skill set to play second base. He’s a plus runner with a good offensive approach, and we believe that he will develop to be a productive hitter. Gomez is a well-rounded, right-handed hitting outfielder who can run, throw, and play all three outfield positions. LaRoche is a durable, right-handed pitcher, whose consistent delivery allows him to throw strikes. Machado is a natural shortstop with plus defensive skills and athleticism. We look forward to having our player development staff work with all four players to further enhance their skills.”