I can only imagine how much attention this would be getting in New York if this was the top draft pick of the Yankees or Mets that was MIA. It's barely registered with the Orioles beat writers.
I get Kjerstad could be going through a very serious ordeal and it's not our right to know the intimate details. But we don't even have Elias giving a blanket statement to the effect that Kjerstad is involved with a personal matter, etc. and it will be awhile before he reports to the team.
The lack of details on this almost makes it sound like Kjerstad could have been abducted by aliens. I hope Kjerstad is ok, but Elias is going to have to answer some questions if his baseball career is over and why the Orioles chose him over other prospects.
I think that's what Hyde was saving Valdez for, to return to your earlier Q. Also looked like the Sox were timing his junk better tonight.
They want Tate to have a good year. Might as well start now. Is he the only remnant from the Zach trade?