For Orioles Prospect Blaine Knight, Infant Son Adds To Motivation

Orioles pitching prospect Blaine Knight has bounced back from a rough 2019 season, earning a promotion to Triple-A Norfolk Aug. 16, just a few weeks after he and his wife welcomed a baby boy. “For me, I think it is another motivation piece,” Knight said.

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Orioles Minor League Notebook: Heston Kjerstad, D.L. Hall, Grayson Rodriguez And More

“This is a bump in the road,” Orioles GM Mike Elias said of Heston Kjerstad, who has experienced recurrent heart inflammation. “… I do expect this will back up our timeline for getting him back on the field, and it’s something we probably can’t put an artificial timeline on.”

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The Athletic’s Joe Posnanski, ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian On Orioles’ Long-Term Outlook

The Orioles enter the 2021 season with minimal fanfare, as the team’s rebuilding process continues. The Athletic’s Joe Posnanski and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian talked with PressBox about the timeline for the O’s rebuild and the team’s long-term outlook.

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Orioles Open Fall Instructional League Without Top 2020 Draft Pick

Heston Kjerstad, the second overall pick by the Orioles in the 2020 MLB Draft, will not attend the team’s fall instructional league camp because of an undisclosed medical, non-sports reason. “It’s not great,” GM Mike Elias said. “I think the fact that he is an advanced high-level college hitter makes it a little less concerning.”

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SEC Network’s David Dellucci: Orioles Did ‘Great’ In 2020 MLB Draft

Former Oriole and current baseball analyst for the SEC Network David Dellucci has high praise for the Orioles’ selections in the 2020 MLB Draft. “I think they did great …,” Dellucci said. “I do not question one bit the caliber of players these guys are or the types of young men they are.”

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