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Struggles for Stinson, Berry headline Orioles minor league recap – 7/6

Posted on 06 July 2014 by WNST Staff

Here’s what happened down in the Orioles’ farm system on Sunday…

-Starter Josh Stinson struggled, allowing four earned runs (three hits, four walks) over 3.1 innings pitched as the AAA Norfolk Tides suffered a 7-5 defeat at the hands of Durham. Reliever Kelvin De La Cruz took the loss after giving up three earned runs (four hits, three walks) over 3.1 innings in relief. DH Xavier Paul hit a solo home run in the loss, center fielder Quintin Berry hit a pair of doubles with a RBI and a run scored.

-Pitcher Tim Berry failed to continue his solid season, allowing four earned runs (nine hits, walk) over six innings as the AA Bowie Baysox fell 7-2 to Akron. Berry is now 4-5 on the season with a 4.04 ERA in 17 starts, outfielder Kyeong Kang hit a solo homer for the Baysox in the loss.

-Sebastian Vader provided a quality start (three earned runs, eight hits, one walk over six innings) as the high Single A Frederick Keys downed Lynchburg 6-3. Right fielder Brenden Webb hit a solo home run for the Keys, he was one of four players (Mike Yastrzemski, Glynn Davis, Michael Burgess) to record multiple hits in the victory.

-Chance Sisco’s solid season at the plate continued but the Single A Delmarva Shorebirds took a 6-2 loss to Lakewood. The catcher was 3-4 with a triple and a run scored in the defeat, he is now hitting .344 on the season.

-The low Single A level Aberdeen Ironbirds mustered only two total hits in a 7-0 loss to Brooklyn. Pitchers Matthew Grimes and Nigel Nootbar combined to allow all seven earned runs on 10 combined hits while pitching two innings each.

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Orioles sign LHP De La Cruz to 40-man roster

Posted on 18 November 2013 by WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE

The Orioles announced Monday that they have signed free agent LHP KELVIN DE LA CRUZ to a one-year contract.

De La Cruz, 25, was a combined 3-1 with seven saves and a 2.67 ERA (67.1IP, 20ER) in 50 relief appearances for Double-A Chattanooga (3G) and Triple-A Albuquerque (47G) in the Dodgers organization in 2013. He finished third in the Pacific Coast League and set a career-high with 11.26 K/9.0IP. De La Cruz held left-handed hitters to a line of .217/.298/.261 in 106 plate appearances, recording 37 strikeouts.

In eight minor league seasons in the Cleveland (2006-11), Detroit (’12) and Dodgers (’13) systems, De La Cruz has gone 40-37 with a 4.18 ERA (638.0IP, 296ER). He has averaged 8.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in 185 career minor league games (111 starts).

With this signing, the Orioles now have 32 players on the 40-man roster.

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