For Orioles Prospect Drew Rom, ‘Great To Be Back’

Orioles prospect Drew Rom, who currently pitches for the Aberdeen IronBirds, is happy to enjoy some normalcy again after COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2020 minor-league season, though he did get the chance to pitch against some former big leaguers back home in Kentucky last year.

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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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Jim Callis: Under-Slot Route Again An Option For Orioles In MLB Draft

Looking ahead to the 2021 MLB Draft, MLB Pipeline’s Jim Callis says the Orioles could cut an under-slot deal with a college hitter, such as Boston College’s Sal Frelick, if Vanderbilt right-hander Jack Leiter and Louisville catcher Henry Davis are both off the board at No. 5.

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