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Rich Dubroff

Orioles assign Wynns to Triple-A Norfolk

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The Orioles assigned catcher Austin Wynns to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday after he cleared waivers. Wynns, who will be 31 on December 10th, can elect free agency since he also was placed on outright waivers last year, which gives the other 29 teams a chance to claim him.

In 45 games with the Orioles in 2021, Wynns hit .185 with four home runs and 14 RBIs and a .540 OPS. In 115 games with the team in three seasons, Wynns has hit .216 with nine home runs and 30 RBIs.

Adley Rutschman, the overall top pick in the 2019 draft, is expected to be the Orioles’ catcher next year, and it’s likely the team will sign at least one and perhaps two catchers to back him up or serve as the starting catcher at Triple-A Norfolk.

Wynns had a -.6 WAR (Wins Above Replacement) but had a .1 defensive WAR.

Wynns threw out 38 percent of runners attempting to steal in 2021 (11 of 29), his highest rate in the majors. He did not allow a passed ball.

Wynns, a 10th-round selection in the 2013 draft, has thrown out 32 percent of base-stealers in his Orioles career.

There are two catchers on the Orioles’ 40-man roster, which has 38 players after Wynns’ subtraction. Pedro Severino is not expected to be retained by the team since he could receive more than $3 million in arbitration. Nick Ciuffo, whose contract was purchased late in the season from Norfolk, played in two games and was 1-for-5 (.200).

MASNsports.com first reported the news on Wynns, which was confirmed by an industry source.

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29 Comments

29 Comments

  1. Buzz1979

    October 22, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Seems like some of those bum pitchers would have gone first!

    • Rich Dubroff

      October 22, 2021 at 9:23 pm

      You already wrote that in the comments under the prior article.

  2. Icterus fan

    October 22, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Buzz has a tendency toward repetition. Department of redundancy.

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      October 22, 2021 at 9:42 pm

      He works in the Department of Redundancy Department.

      (old Compaq Computer joke/slogan)

  3. Icterus fan

    October 22, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    For anyone watching the Astros/Red Sox game tonight, Nathan Eovaldi just proved again why he is a stud pitcher. On short rest, he strikes out the side with men on second and third with none out in the bottom of the 4th. That’s big game pitching right there.

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      October 22, 2021 at 9:46 pm

      For anyone watching the Astros/Red Sox game tonight … the Astros proving that tanking pays.

    • CalsPals

      October 23, 2021 at 7:13 am

      Congrats to Mikey?…lol…;)…go O’s…

  4. Buzz1979

    October 22, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    So does a guy named after a very mediocre SS, Freddie Bynum was as good!

  5. Icterus fan

    October 22, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Yordan Alvarez’s Pepsi is going to taste good tonight.
    (I hope)

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      October 22, 2021 at 10:51 pm

      Pepsi …America’s cola

    • dlgruber1

      October 22, 2021 at 11:34 pm

      BRR, I’ve bit my lip on this long enough. A-Coke simply tastes a helluva lot better and B-Pepsi was more woke than Coke will ever be long before the the phrase was ever even invented.

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        October 23, 2021 at 12:36 am

        A – I agree … although my palette is fast becoming more and more attached to Pepsi Zero Sugar.

        B – I disagree …because …. I never read of any Pepsi corporate training program emploring it’s employees to be “less white”. Nor do I remember Pepsi boycotting Facebook for refusing to censor Donald Trump at any time. Nor do I remember Pepsi interjectiing itself into the political spectrum by lambasting Georgian Election laws that were legally passed by duely elected officials of that state. Lastly I don’t remember Pepsi lobbying against any bill that would ban products made with forced labor in China! Admittedly, this one isn’t necessarily “woke” … hypocritcal and despicable certainly, but maybe not woke.

        I’ve read of the Coca Cola Corp. doing or being linked, to all these examples. There are way too many other examples … but my fingers are too tired to continue on.

        Now I know of the Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial which some analyze as being “woke” .. but one commerical directed at a specific demographic? I know of nothing else …if you do … please enlighten me.

        One last thing…Pepsi is the official cola of the Dallas Cowboys. Good enough for me!

        Drinki Pepsi!! (or gatorade or beer or water … whatever …anything but Coke)

        • WorldlyView

          October 23, 2021 at 9:25 pm

          Coke, Pepsi, 7Up, etc. are equal. Equally BAD for you. I don’t mean to be a Debbie Downer, but we all need to keep our health so we can enjoy the Orioles’ reemergence as winners–and that won’t be for three years at a minimum. Drink water or, as suggested below, beer. From AARP’s website:

          Can Drinking Soda Really Kill You?
          by Hallie Levine, AARP, September 13, 2019
          “Whether you call it a soft drink, soda or pop, you’ve probably noticed that every few months one study or another comes out detailing their health risks. Now, new research published earlier this month in JAMA Internal Medicine offers an even more sobering message: Just two glasses per day of these drinks, whether they’re sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners, raises the risk of premature death by 17 percent, compared to those who sip them less than once a month…
          A study published earlier this year in the journal Circulation followed over 118,000 men and women for 30 years and concluded that each daily 12-ounce serving of a sugar-sweetened beverage — including soft drinks, lemonade and other sugary fruit drinks — raised the risk of death by 7 percent, including a 5 percent increased risk for cancer death, and a 10 percent increased risk for death from cardiovascular disease. “Sugary drinks lead to weight gain, and anything that leads to weight gain increases risk of conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even certain cancers,” explains Liebman. There are also other ingredients that may come into play… Bottom line: Indulge in these drinks once a month, or less. “We know now that added sugars can cause inflammation in bodies, and we already have a high sugar diet to begin with,” points out Erin Coates, a nutritionist at the Cleveland Clinic. One can of Coca-Cola, for example, contains 39 grams of added sugar, well above the American Heart Association’s maximum recommendations of 25 grams for women and 36 for men…
          Limit diet drinks–
          You can’t live without your afternoon Diet Coke, or you crave that Diet Sprite at dinner. But research shows diet soft drinks may carry health issues, too. The JAMA study, for example, found that while drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day raised the risk of death by 8 percent, those who drank artificially sweetened drinks had a 26 percent higher risk…”

          You’re Welcome.

          • willmiranda

            October 24, 2021 at 3:31 pm

            WV, I rejoice that I am too old to die young and too smart to diminish my life by fear of living. The mortality rate for the human race is 100%, no matter what you do.
            You’re Welcome.

          • WorldlyView

            October 24, 2021 at 5:56 pm

            Will, Wise words.

      • willmiranda

        October 23, 2021 at 10:54 am

        Coke? Pepsi? Dl and Boog, I love you both, but shouldn’t we be talking National Boh?

    • dlgruber1

      October 23, 2021 at 5:52 am

      BRR, of course you are correct in listing all those things Coke has done and I agree they are legitimate gripes. So I’ll admit I shouldn’t have said Pepsi is more woke than Coke will ever be. My problems with Pepsi, aside from the disgusting sicky sweet taste, go way back to when they decided to sell their soul and have Michael Jackson, then Madonna and then Ludacris as their paid endorsers for their products. Now that LeBron James has switched from endorsing Coke to Pepsi it just solidifies my wanting to stay with Coke. But I admit, you are certainly correct about all the woke BS Coke has done. Perhaps I’ll just stay with my Swiss Premium tea and be done with both of them. Thanks for calling me out, I admit I was not aware of ALL the things Coke has done. Better yet, I’ll keep my comments strictly about the O’s.

      • Jersery O

        October 23, 2021 at 10:18 am

        Is RC Cola still around?

  6. Buzz1979

    October 22, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    The Sux lose!!!

  7. CalsPals

    October 23, 2021 at 8:11 am

    Love to see Dodgers come back to give some karma back to the Strohs, but will be rooting for whomever wins the NL, tough to do, not an NL guy but can’t stand Houston…go O’s…

    • Icterus fan

      October 23, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I don’t have a dog in the race, but just love to see the Sawx lose.

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      October 23, 2021 at 10:37 am

      As much as I despise the Red Sox,I found myself almost rooting for them…well more like rooting against the ‘Stros … because of Houston’s
      underhanded tanking and cheating ways.

      And least the Sox accrue their players in the old fashioned, honest American way … they buy them. Long live capitalism!

    • Icterus fan

      October 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

      I like your last paragraph and agree entirely, but I’m still glad “Bahstan” lost.
      And I’ve even seen a game in Fenway, which was an amazing experience.
      I just enjoy October baseball.

      • Boog Robinson Robinson

        October 23, 2021 at 12:24 pm

        I grew up in Worcester … 6th thru 11th grade (Army brat) … saw maybe 50 to 60 games there. Greenest place I’ve ever seen. But what I most remember about the building were the nasty mens rooms with stainless steel troughs to pee in with trash floating by. Classy.

        • Tileman

          October 23, 2021 at 2:24 pm

          They do have the BEST popcorn I’ve ever had!! O’s need to do much better in that department

    • Icterus fan

      October 23, 2021 at 6:53 pm

      Well, I remember peeing in the same trough type system at Memorial gagging on the lovely Natty Boh powered stench.

    • Icterus fan

      October 23, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      When I went to Fenway, it was an unusually hot summer day. Behind us were some particularly loud guys. A vendor came buy selling bottles water at $6. The guys behind us holler out ”

    • Icterus fan

      October 23, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Sorry – hit the post comment button early – anyway, these guys are riding the vendor saying in that annoying accent “$6 for a bottled water?” “That’s highway ROBBERY!” They say it several times.
      Then the same guy says “gimme two of ’em!”
      That cracked me up and I never forgot it. Don’t even remember the score of the game.

  8. Jaxwax45

    October 23, 2021 at 9:24 am

    I thought that Wynns was the better receiver. He could possibly help Rutschman get up to speed, as well as, help with his adjustment to the majors.

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