Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Caleb Finally Gets the Call

Today is a big day around here. I've been a Caleb Joseph fan for quite a few years, and have been collecting his cards since 2010. Well, today the Orioles finally added him to their 40 & 25 man rosters and called him up to the Majors for the first time in his career. It also doesn't hurt that my mom has became quite a fan of his as well, dating back to a chance meeting at breakfast during one of my family's Spring Training trips.

After 639 games in the minor leagues, at nearly every level of the Orioles farm system, Caleb will finally reach the major leagues. He has had a bit of an up and down career so far; he was invited to the big league camp in 2012 but wasn't in 2013 for some reason. But that seemed to light a fire under him heading into 2013, as he became an All-Star, won the HR Derby, and was the Eastern League Minor League Player of the Year. 

He was invited back to big league camp in 2014 and even surpassed Johnny Monell (who had competed with current O's backup catcher Steve Clevenger for the role during Spring Training) on the depth chart at AAA Norfolk. And now Caleb is finally getting the call. Congrats Caleb! 

You can expect another post about him when he finally makes his MLB debut! 

*I do wish that this wasn't all because Matt Wieters was ailing, but it's still exciting.

1 comment:

SAinPA said...

Congratulations to Caleb. He is a very nice young man and seems truly excited about baseball. Now if the Os will just call up Eddie Gamboa we will have a great young combination of my favorite new players