Arizona Diamondbacks News: Peter O’Brien Part of Two Waves of Cuts
It happens every year. Major League Baseball teams have to reassign players back to Minor League Camp to trim the roster, and put together the 25 players that will be at Chase Field for Opening Night on April 6th.
The Diamondbacks made two rounds of cuts this week, reassigning in total 10 players. The first round came on Friday. These three players were reassigned to Double-A Mobile as announced by General Manager Dave Stewart:
The second round of cuts came down this morning also announced by Stewart:
RHP Jake Barrett
INF Nick Evans
OF Danny Dorn
C Peter O’Brien
RHP J.C. Ramirez
INF Jamie Romark
INF Danny Worth
While some will disagree, none of these reassignment were a surprise. Brandon Drury had the most consistent bat of any player this spring, and he has a bright future in the organization.
However, there are to many infielders ahead of him, and there just isn’t room for him right now.
Peter O’Brien’s bat never really showed up this spring expect for in batting practice, and he struggled with simple things behind the plate like throwing to the ball back to the pitcher.
The Diamondbacks still have high hopes for O’Brien, but he needs to work out some kinks in both areas before he is major league ready. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Drury and O’Brien to make their debuts in September especially if the Diamondbacks are out of it.
Danny Dorn, Jamie Romark, Socrates Brito, and J.C. Ramirez also all had their moments, but ultimately they weren’t in the mix.
The competition in the bullpen, the rotation, the outfield, and the infield all heat up now as we get closer and closer to Opening Night!