Orioles Sign 5th-Rounder Carter Baumler

Orioles Sign 5th-Rounder Carter Baumler The Orioles have inked fifth-round right-hander Carter Baumler to an above-slot bonus, Jim Callis of MLB.com tweets. Baumler – the 133rd pick – will receive $1.5MM, a vast increase over the $422,300 recommended value of his selection. Notably, with Baumler under wraps, every pick from this year’s five-round MLB amateur…

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Latest On A’s A.J. Puk

Latest On A’s A.J. Puk The Athletics’ A.J. Puk’s injury woes continued this week when the club placed the left-hander on the IL to start the season because of shoulder inflammation. While Puk is on track to begin throwing again, his 2020 debut still appears to be pretty far off, manager Bob Melvin revealed (via…

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Latest On Padres’ Jorge Mateo

Latest On Padres’ Jorge Mateo Padres infielder/outfielder Jorge Mateo, who tested positive for the coronavirus July 8, has been cleared to return, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. Mateo worked out Friday, per Acee, though he’ll begin the season on the COVID-19 injured list. It’s unknown when he’ll be ready to make his…

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