Due to the injury bug with all three catchers, the Orioles have activated Victor Castillo. He is scheduled to start tonights game. He is flying into the airport in Greensboro and taking a taxi to the ballpark. Not exactly sure when he will arrive but he will catch Nate Nery tonight.
Brendan Monaghan went to the doctor this morning. I was chatting with him at breakfast in the hotel and apparently his knee locked up on him on the close play at the plate. Imagine your cleats getting stuck in cement and your body trying to move in another direction. I haven’t spoken to Aaron Scott (Athletic Trainer) yet today so I don’t know the extent of the injury. Monaghan seemed in good spirits on the bus. I’ll have an update on the broadcast.
Luis Bernardo (right elbow) will probably be out another week and Dashenko Ricardo (index finger) is day-to-day.
Castillo was signed by the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent in 2003. He played in Delmarva in both 2007 and 2008. In 2007, he hit .294 in 81 games, while in ’08 he played in 39 games and
Side note, there was a nasty storm here in Greensboro at about noon but it has since passed. Sunny skies here at NewBridge Bank Park.
Until next time, Go Shorebirds!