5 Baltimore Orioles Who Won’t Make it Through 2014 Spring Training

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5 Baltimore Orioles Who Won’t Make it Through 2014 Spring Training

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This has been quite the odd Major League Baseball offseason for the Baltimore Orioles. While for the most part they have done standard things, they have also been a part of a signing and releasing of one of the game’s best closers. That certainly ranks as strange enough but soon all of that will give way to the excitement of Spring Training.

Nothing is better after a long cold winter than the fresh start and the new stars that are brought along by baseball’s spring beginning. Just like many other teams the Orioles came into the offseason with a few holes to fill. Unlike some other teams, they still have holes as the spring gets closer. They have said they were fine without signing a big name closer but then again they are interested in a few. That is something that might wait until the spring to get worked out.

They want to get their designated hitter situation worked out well and a few other spots are points of interest going into the early stages of camp. While there will be players who make the team out of spring training, there are inevitably those players who will not make it through the first month. This slideshow is dedicated to those few players, five at least who seem to be destined for somewhere other than the O’s opening day roster.

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Xavier Paul

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Of the various needs that are plaguing the Orioles, the outfield is definitely not one of them. Even with the loss of Nate McLouth they are looking well stacked out there. Paul just won’t have enough space left to make the roster.

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Francisco Peguero

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This is going to be true most likely for the exact same reason it was for Paul. They just don’t need any extra additions in the outfield. They weren’t one of the best offensive clubs in the game last season because they lacked pop in the outfield.

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Alexi Casilla

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The mix at second base is bound to have Ryan Flaherty and Jonathan Schoop there. As long as Schoop hits the opening day roster well enough to at least be there as a part time player, Casilla will not be needed there.

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Michael Ohlman

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Depending on what happens in the near future at catcher for the Orioles, Ohlman might be very important soon; just not yet. Right now he will get a look or two here or there and hit the minors probably for a Double-A season start.

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Johnny Monell

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The Orioles may well see Monell as a part of the catching situation before the end of the regular season but he should likely need to work on his offense and other skills in the minors for a while longer first.

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