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Orioles promote Rutschman from Bowie to Norfolk

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Adley Rutschman, who is now considered the top prospect in minor league baseball, is getting promoted from Double-A Bowie to Triple-A Norfolk.

Rutschman’s promotion was first reported by MASNsports.com and confirmed by industry sources.

The 23-year-old catcher, who was the overall top pick in the 2019 draft by the Orioles, was recently named baseball’s top prospect by MLBPipeline.

Rutschman is batting .271 with 18 home runs and 55 RBIs in 80 games with Bowie.

The Baysox were no-hit by Somerset, 7-0, on Sunday. Rutschman struck out twice in three at-bats.

Rutschman’s first scheduled game with Norfolk is on Tuesday at Harbor Park against Memphis.

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  1. Buzz1979

    August 8, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Bout time!

  2. dlgruber1

    August 8, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Let the serious part of the rebuild begin!

  3. Orial

    August 8, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    Good. Assume he’ll ride it out there. Now he gets to see first hand some of these rag-a-muffin pitchers rotating between Norfolk and Baltimore. Hope he can help stabilize that situation. Question Rich–if he were to be called up to Baltimore would that result in him having to be put on the 40 man roster thus being subject to a player stoppage next spring(idlizing him)?

    • Rich Dubroff

      August 8, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      Al, yes it would.

    • Winchester

      August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      Think you mean idling him

  4. CalsPals

    August 8, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Hopefully he has someone to hit behind him…5 days right?…lol…go O’s…

  5. Buzz1979

    August 8, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Norfolk’s line up this year hits about as well as the ’72 Orioles!

  6. Boog Robinson Robinson

    August 8, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    This remind me of last year when Elias brought up Mountcastle out of the blue. I’m shocked. Not sure what to think.

    • CalsPals

      August 9, 2021 at 8:15 am

      Misdirection…lol…go Adley & O’s…

  7. cedar

    August 8, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Hopefully Rodriguez won’t be too far behind. Oriel makes an interesting point about Rutschman working with the under performing pitchers at Norfolk. Maybe he will have a positive impact on them.

  8. Buzz1979

    August 8, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Valiaka accepts outright?! Of course, nobody wants the Orioles garbage, see Eschelman, Wilkerson, Leyba, etc, etc!

    • TheGreat8

      August 8, 2021 at 11:14 pm

      Calling another human ‘garbage’?? Didn’t your mama teach you any manners?!

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      August 9, 2021 at 12:17 am

      C’mon Buzz … no need to sound so bush league.

    • CalsPals

      August 9, 2021 at 7:59 am

      Agree, EVERYONE knows you don’t like him or Wilkerson, seriously though, garbage, you & your language is very unbecoming…go O’s…

  9. Bmore

    August 9, 2021 at 6:46 am

    About freaking time

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