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  • Writer's pictureGrant DeVivo

Orioles MiLB Transaction Update: June 19

Jackson Holliday lands on IL, Angel Tejada promoted to Aberdeen

*Cover Photo Credit: Kate Kirsch


There is some slightly alarming news within the Minor League system for the Baltimore Orioles. However, there is still some positive news to be told too. Let's look at some of the recent transactions made within the Orioles' farm system.


Injury

Last Friday, the Norfolk Tides placed MLB's No.1 prospect, infielder Jackson Holliday, on the 7-day IL. The 20-year-old was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation, which affects his throwing arm.


Jackson Holliday was recently placed on the IL with right elbow inflammation. Photo: Kate Kirsch

However, that sort of injury will most likely keep Holliday down for only the minimum seven days unless his conditions get worse and he needs longer. Perhaps this will serve as a breather that Holliday needs, a breather from the field. The prized infield prospect has been through a ton these past two months from his big league debut to a rough first big league cup of coffee (10 games, 2-for-34) to being optioned back to the Tides. Since returning to Triple-A, he appeared in 40 games and is batting .252 (37-for-147), which is down considering his standards and what he has done in the Minors in the past. Though he has 19 RBI and 42 walks to support a .418 OBP, he has 46 strikeouts which is a lot for 40 games.


Yet through all of the struggles, he has continued playing...a lot. There is no sugar coding that Holliday has been through it. With or without an injury, maybe all he needs is this next week or so off to clear his mind and start fresh. Perhaps Birdland sees a new and rejuvinated Jackson Holliday once Norfolk activates him off the IL, which that is unknown but should not be long.


Along with Holliday, the Tides placed two other players on the 7-day IL. They are...



Heasley was diagnosed with right elbow inflammation and will miss some time as he gives his arm some rest. Hunt is dealing with a strained groin. Robinson's injury is unknown.


The Tides activated C David Banuelos from the development list and C Maverick Handley from the injured list as a result of Hunt's injury.


Wishing all the best to these guys as they recover from their injuries.


Promotion

The following teams have promoted their players to the respective next level of Minor League ball.



Angel Tejada has joined the Aberdeen Ironbirds. Photo: Hannah Reagle

Servideo is most likely filling in for Holliday until he is activated from the IL. A former third rounder out of the University of Mississippi, the 25-year-old was struggling to a .193 batting average while with Double-A Bowie. Yet, he provided great versatility on defense in the infield, as he played solid defense up the middle and at the hot corner. He has appeared in 3 games for the Tides so far and is off to a hot start, going 4-for-12 with an RBI. Though it is the predicted outcome, perhaps he can hit his way out of being sent back to Bowie as the Tides continue to fix their roster.


Tejada departs Delmarva after batting .241 with a .625 OPS, 7 doubles, 3 home runs, and 24 RBI. In his last 10 games, he has cranked a home run and has collected 8 RBI alongside 3 walks. Originally signed out of the Dominican Repbublic, the 20-year-old infielder will now be tested at the next level as he reports to High-A Aberdeen for the very first time.


Along with receiving Tejada, the Ironbirds have also activated OF Reed Trimble off the 7-day IL after he completed a rehab assignment with the Shorebirds. Trimble was originally placed on the IL with a hamstring injury.

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