When Shohei Ohtani walked Jed Lowrie with four straight balls after losing his perfect game on Sunday, we were all reminded that he’s still a 23-year old rookie.
DUNEDIN, Fla. — John La Prise has never been to Toronto, but he is genuinely hyped to be playing for Canada’s beloved Blue Jays and their minor league affiliates. The second baseman was born exactly two months before the Jays beat his hometown Phillies to win the 1993 World Series. Now, 23 years later, he’s […]
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays prospect Riley Unroe is always trying to outplay his baseball pedigree. Unroe knew what he had to accomplish at each stage of his career. Having a father who had been a professional baseball player gave him the perfect benchmark. “If it was little league and he hit .500 […]
Sarasota, Fla.- Baseball traditions run deep in Steve Johnson’s family. The Baltimore Orioles right-handed pitcher continues to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Major League ballplayer. Steve Johnson’s father Dave Johnson has been a coach and mentor to help mould himself into a potential everyday pitcher. “Its been nice to have somebody who’s actually […]
SARASOTA,Fla — Steve Clevenger has an opportunity in front of him that most young baseball players can only dream of. The Baltimore, Maryland native has come into Orioles spring training fighting for the backup catcher position on the club he grew up watching. But first Clevenger has some work to do while in Sarasota to […]
SARASOTA, Fla. — Heading into his third season with the Baltimore Orioles, right-handed pitcher Darren O’Day looks to continue to his winning ways. The submarine delivery that O’Day has employed since his days at the University of Florida has served him well in his first two years in Baltimore, compiling a 5-3 record with a 2.18 ERA last season. But there is always room for improvement.
BRADENTON, Fla. – Jonathan Schwind is proving that he can catch any curveball, even those that are thrown off the field. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Schwind in the 41st round of the 2011 draft as a catcher despite never having played the position. “I had never caught before in high school or in college. I […]