The commerce deadline deal to ship major designated hitter Trey Mancini to the Houston Astros appeared as if it would open a spot each on the Orioles’ roster and of their lineup for power-hitting outfield prospect Kyle Stowers. When it didn’t, govt vp and normal supervisor Mike Elias stated a promotion for Stowers “could happen at any time.”
The time was Friday, with the Orioles choosing Stowers’ contract amid a set of strikes. This will mark Stowers’ second main league stint, but it surely figures to be much more everlasting than the earlier one, through which he went 1-for-7 in June instead participant in Toronto.
On each side of that chance, Stowers raked in Triple-A Norfolk, hitting a system-best 19 dwelling runs with an .884 OPS. That efficiency follows a 12 months through which he led Baltimore minor leaguers with 27 dwelling runs to share the group’s Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year award with then-top prospect Adley Rutschman.
The 24-year-old is Baltimore’s No. 11 prospect, in accordance with Baseball America, and was the group’s third choice within the 2019 draft behind Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson, who each have ranked as the game’s No. 1 total prospect.
The Orioles opened a roster spot for Stowers by designating outfielder Brett Phillips for task, which leaves a gap on their 40-man roster. The crew additionally optioned right-hander Logan Gillaspie, positioned utility participant Terrin Vavra on the paternity checklist, and recalled infielder Richie Martin and left-hander Nick Vespi.
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