Whilst running around and preparing for Thanksgiving, Matt Antonelli flew under my radar and onto the roster. We’ve signed him, so he’ll be competing for a place on the roster out of Spring Training.
Antonelli was the 17th overall pick of the San Diego Padres back in 2006. He hasn’t been in the Majors since 2008, but considering that the Orioles are a fairly young club (Antonelli will be 27 on April 8th) and that we’ve had some issues in the infield – namely with finding consistency – he might have a shot here.
Of course, it depends on how strong Brian Roberts, Chris Davis, and some of the prospects come on in Spring Training. We’ll have to keep an eye on what could potentially be an interesting battle for the infield. Unfortunately for us, we have to wait until February. Waiting for baseball to come back sucks. There’s just no other way to say it. It sucks.
Shut up, Barnaby. I know you’re a fan of Brian Roberts’ dog Rocky, but sometimes change has to happen.
With Roberts and Davis both being infield questions, there’s actually a chance for Antonelli to make the roster. Of course, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.