BALTIMORE—By 4 p.m. on Friday, the Orioles will know who’s coming and going. The trade deadline is the talk of baseball, but the chatter hasn’t reached the desk of manager Brandon Hyde.
“I actually haven’t heard anybody talk about it up to this point,” Hyde said. “Everybody’s aware. It’s everywhere you look right now. It’s on TV. I haven’t heard any of our players. Maybe they’re not doing it around me. I haven’t heard any conversations about guys getting moved.
“You hear conversations when a trade happens, but nothing about our guys.”
Baumann among those promoted: Mike Baumann, who threw six scoreless innings for Double-A Bowie on Friday night, was promoted from the Baysox to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. Joining Bauman with the Tides are right-handers David Lebron and Ofelky Peralta and left-hander Nick Vespi.
“It’s nice to see him have a good outing in his last start and be on the move,” Hyde said of Baumann.
Right-handers Diógenes Almengo and Tyler Joyner were returned to Bowie from Norfolk.
Right-hander Logan Gillaspie and left-hander Drew Rom join Bowie from High-A Aberdeen. Right-hander Luis Perez goes from Low-A Delmarva to the Baysox.
Right-hander Brandon Young and infielder Andrew Martinez go from Delmarva to Aberdeen while right-hander Jean Pinto was promoted form the Florida Complex League Orioles to the Shorebirds. Infielders Willy Yahn and outfielder Trevor Kehe move to Delmarva from Aberdeen.
Ty Blach, the left-hander who went 1-3 with an 11.32 ERA in five starts for the Orioles in 2019 and underwent Tommy John surgery a year ago, threw a scoreless inning for the Florida Complex League Orioles Orange team on Tuesday. Blach was re-signed by the Orioles on March 22.
Shortstop Richie Martin walked and struck out in two at-bats, scored two runs and stole two bases for the FLC Orioles Orange team.
Left-hander Bruce Zimmermann pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit for the FCL Orioles Black team in a suspended game on Monday.
Adley Rutschman was named the Double-A Northeast Player of the Week for the week of July 19-25. Rutschman hit .409 (9-for-22) with 3 home runs, 11 RBIs and 7 walks.
Waiting on Akin, Santander: Hyde doesn’t know the plans for left-handed pitcher Keegan Akin and outfielder Anthony Santander, who were placed on the Covid-19 injured list on July 21st.
“Hopefully, in the next couple of days. It’s up to MLB at this point,” Hyde said.