Friday, June 6, 2014

Tim Berry Heading to Baltimore

Could Tim possibly be Oriole #979?

According to some reports from the Orioles beat writers, Tim has supposedly gotten the call to come to Baltimore from the AA Bowie Baysox scheduled series in Portland, Maine against the Red Sox AA affiliate. 

I imagine that this is all tied to the need for a long reliever and/or Miguel Gonzalez's possible trip to the DL. Tim has a major advantage in this recall situation since he is already on the O's 40 man roster, as they had added him this past off-season to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. 

If Tim does make his Orioles debut, it would be a really cool draft weekend story for a guy the Orioles took in the 50th(!!!) round of the 2009 draft out of San Marcos High School in California. 

Tim has always been a good signer throughout his time in the minor leagues, and I'm lucky enough to have a few copies of his autograph ready to be plugged into my collection when/if he makes his debut. The personalized Old Man card up top is ready to be put in with the rest of the O's.

Good luck Tim!


zman40 said...

Can't believe he was drafted in the 50th and signed. Most guys would go to college to try to improve their draft stock.

Love his signature!

Orioles Magic said...

Yeah, if/when he makes his debut, he would be the lowest round player they've drafted to ever appear in a game for the O's.

zman40 said...

Don't forget to fill out a bracket!