AFL update, other Oriole tidbits
First, some assorted stats from the Orioles’ prospects playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League:
Xavier Avery 4-for-13 (.308) 3 runs 2 BBs 4 Ks 3 SBs
Ryan Adams 6-for-12 (.500) 1 HR 7 RBIs 2 runs 1 BB 3 Ks
Caleb Joseph 3-for-5 (.600) 2 runs 1 Ks
Greg Miclat 4-for-8 (.500) 1 2B 1 BB
Tyler Townsend 1-for-4 (.250) 2 RBIs 1 K
Oliver Drake 3 IP 2 ERs (6.00) 1 hit 1 BB 4 Ks
Pat Egan 3 IP 1 ER (3.00) 3 hits 2 Ks
Kam Mickolio 1 IP 0 ER 1 hit 2 Ks
Wynn Pelzer 1 IP 0 ER 1 hit 1 K
Now, a couple of other things: As expected, the Orioles have not started serious negotiations with any of their prospective free agents. At this point, I don’t expect them to sign anybody during the exclusive negotiation period. It’s no secret that Ty Wigginton, Cesar Izturis, Koji Uehara and Corey Patterson are all candidates to return, but it appears that they’ll have a chance to shop their services elsewhere first.
Bench coach Jeff Datz remains a candidate to stay on Buck Showalter's staff for the 2011 season as team officials were very pleased with the job he did in working with young catcher Matt Wieters behind the plate. However, if it doesn’t work out here, don’t be surprised if Datz joins Eric Wedge in Seattle. Datz worked on Wedge’s staff for several seasons in Cleveland.
According to reports out of Toronto, former Orioles' interim manager Juan Samuel is expected to get interviewed for the Blue Jays’ managerial vacancy. Samuel has also been mentioned as a candidate in both Pittsburgh and Milwaukee, but as of now, there have been no formal interviews scheduled with him in either place.