Orioles minor leaguer Alex Murphy to undergo left shoulder surgery

August 28, 2014|By Jon Meoli | The Baltimore Sun

Minor league catcher Alex Murphy, who injured his left shoulder Aug. 15 while diving back to second base on a pickoff play, will undergo left shoulder surgery next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday.

Murphy, who was selected out of Calvert Hall in the sixth round of the 2013 first-year player draft, was batting .277 with three home runs, 15 doubles, and 25 RBIs in 54 games for short-season Single-A Aberdeen.

Showalter said Murphy will miss the Fall Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., but he will be ready for spring training.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed former Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold off waivers Thursday, two days after the Toronto Blue Jays designated him for assignment. … Low-A Delmarva catcher Chance Sisco was named Thursday to the South Atlantic League postseason All-Star team, and outfielder Michael Burgess, who spent most of the year with High-A Frederick, was named a Carolina League postseason All-Star. … The Orioles announced Thursday that their Sept. 14 game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards, which originally was scheduled for 1:35 p.m., has been moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Eutaw Street gates will open at 6 p.m., with the rest of the ballpark opening at 6:30 p.m.



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