Grayson Rodriguez suffers set back in goal of reaching Orioles main roster
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The debut plans of Nacogdoches Native Grayson Rodriguez with the Baltimore Orioles has been put on hold.
Over the weekend, Rodriguez was diagnosed with a grade 2 right lat strain. Orioles Vice president and general manager Mike Elias said it will be several weeks of the No. 3 MLB prospect resting his arm before they have a better idea on a time frame for return.
Elias added the time could not be at a worse time because it appeared the club was ready to make the call to Norfolk for Rodriguez. In his last six outings, Rodriguez compiled a 0.79 ERA with 47 strikeouts.
It could be September before Rodriguez has the chance to join the Orioles at Camden Yards. If not, all eyes will be on Opening Day 2023.
Copyright 2022 KTRE. All rights reserved.