Chris Parmelee, Nolan Reimold and Chaz Roe spent spring training with the Orioles before being assigned to minor league camp. Each spent nearly all, or in the case of Reimold, all of spring training with the Orioles.
Parmelee was signed to a minor league contract in January, and until the Orioles acquired Travis Snider not long after he was signed, looked like he had a decent chance to start the season with the team.
Reimold agreed to a minor league deal in early February, and while his story has often been told, could have signed elsewhere.
Roe was an under-the-radar signing in December, and seemed even after a decent spring training to be an unlikely addition to the team.
On May 24, Roe joined the Orioles in Miami. It seemed likely he’d be there for a short time before he moved on. Roe is out of options, and to send him back to Norfolk, he’d have to clear waivers.
But since Roe came, he’s watched Cesar Cabral, Oliver Drake, T.J. McFarland, Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright go back to Norfolk, and in some cases, return.
Roe has allowed just two runs on 10 hits in 16 innings. He’s struck out 17 and walked just four.
With Wei-Yin Chen, Kevin Gausman and Miguel Gonzalez set to rejoin the Orioles in the next eight days, tough decisions loom.
And when Jonathan Schoop comes back, there will be other hard choices, too.
Parmelee, Reimold and Roe have made those choices even more difficult.
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