Orioles May Not Play Top Pick Adley Rutschman At Catcher

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Orioles May Not Play Top Pick Adley Rutschman At Catcher 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:24 pm

The Baltimore Orioles haven\'t yet signed top pick Adley Rutschman, but they are expected to before long.

Mike Elias has indicated the club could play Rutschman at positions other than catcher when he makes his professional debut later this summer.

\"I\'m going to have to sit down and talk to him and see how he wants to approach this summer,\" Elias said. \"For us, from a developmental standpoint, the at-bats are going to be more important. His receiving is so polished that I don\'t see us doing a lot of work on that. By the end of the year, it became so apparent to us that this was a really special bat, a really special hitter. If he meets expectations offensively, it may be a discussion of how to pace him from a physical standpoint.\"

Via Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

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