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Richie Martin broke a bone in his left wrist

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Wow. Poor Richie.

i don’t know whether Tony’s roster predictions have closed yet, but I had him on the team. Not now, I guess...

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Hamate bone.  Should be ready by the end of spring training.  And the deal was being finalized before the team found out.  Per Dan Connolly.  So the signing had nothing to do with Martins injury.

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1 hour ago, Tony-OH said:

The Galvis signing makes more sense knowing this.

Roch quoted Elias from a zoom call saying that they already had an agreement with Galvis before the injury. Said it had nothing to do with it. 
 

He also said Martin may miss some Spring, but it would not affect his start of the regular season. 

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On 1/27/2021 at 5:13 PM, Jammer7 said:

Roch quoted Elias from a zoom call saying that they already had an agreement with Galvis before the injury. Said it had nothing to do with it. 
 

He also said Martin may miss some Spring, but it would not affect his start of the regular season. 

That's a relief - as long as it doesn't sap his power...  

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44 minutes ago, Ruzious said:

That's a relief - as long as it doesn't sap his power...  

There is usually some adjustment there, initially. I remember Nick Markakis had that surgery and he came back with less power initially. It got better, but I am not sure he was the same ever again. Others have had a complete recovery, however. 

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58 minutes ago, Jammer7 said:

There is usually some adjustment there, initially. I remember Nick Markakis had that surgery and he came back with less power initially. It got better, but I am not sure he was the same ever again. Others have had a complete recovery, however. 

Gotta get that slugging percentage back over .320.  ;)

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17 minutes ago, Yossarian said:

So this pretty much guarantees Valaika a spot on the opening day roster?

Absent a major collapse by Valaika, probably. But that was always the goal, and to get Martin a half season or more in AAA. 

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2 hours ago, Ruzious said:

Gotta get that slugging percentage back over .320.  ;)

Just doing his part to keep the O's from being one of those boring three-true-outcomes teams.  He doesn't walk, doesn't hit for power, so just that one true outcome of 161 strikeouts per 600 PAs.

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1 hour ago, Yossarian said:

So this pretty much guarantees Valaika a spot on the opening day roster?

Is there that much overlap in their Venn diagrams?  Martin's reason for existence is that he's theoretically going to become a pretty good defensive shortstop.  I don't know that anyone really wants Valaika to be anything but a backup to the backup shortstop.

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