A Look at the Tides Infield

With Manny Machado being suspended for the next four games, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at possible call-ups from Triple-A Norfolk the Orioles could make to replace him. Norfolk has had plenty of infielders, non-first baseman, on the roster this season but interestingly enough none of them are listed as third basemen.

The one name that has been linked to being the main guy the Orioles would call up is Jemile Weeks. Though he currently is not with the Norfolk Tides, he was moved off their roster so he could easily get to Baltimore.

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Orioles Minor Leaguer of the Week: Alexi Casilla

While Norfolk Tides infielder Alexi Casilla may not be a “prospect” anymore, the 29-year-old is still producing at the Triple-A level. Casilla hit .563 (9 for 16), had five runs scored, one double, one RBI, and one stolen base in four games for the Tides last week.

Casilla is no stranger to Baltimore Orioles fans, as the middle infielder featured in 62 games for the Orioles during the 2013 season. Although the Dominican only hit .214 on the season for the O’s, Casilla is usually known for his defense. Casilla did not record an error in 170 chances in the field last season (169 of them at second base).
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