O's agree to terms with Mummey; Bergy leading candidate to start Saturday
The Orioles today agreed to terms with fourth-round draft pick Trent Mummey, an outfielder out of Auburn University. Mummey signed for $252,000, which is considered slot for where he was drafted.
Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz said that Brad Bergesen will start on Monday on three days rest for Triple-A Norfolk. That means that he would be in line to start on Saturday in Baltimore, the next time the Orioles need a fifth starter. Chris TIllman also is a candidate to start that day and there is some thought to giving long man Mark Hendrickson a spot start.
Interim manager Juan Samuel said that Bergesen is probably the favorite, but the club wants to see him pitch well on Monday night or at least a lot better than he pitched on Thursday night for the Tides.
It's well known by now that Buck Showalter will interview next week for the Orioles' managerial vacancy. I've heard that interview will probably take place Thursday or Friday.