The biggest story breaking camp into Bowie is the addition of top prospects Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop to the Baysox roster to begin 2012. They will man the middle infield with Machado at SS and Schoop at 2B. Though many scouts have noted that the Orioles could have wisely started them at separate levels so they could both get time in at shortstop (their natural position), the Orioles brass decided to keep the pair together seeing them make a great double play duo last year at Delmarva and Frederick. Could this be an early look at the 2014 big league middle infield? Might just be.
Other roster notes:
And if you are interested in going to the Baysox opening series this weekend against the Harrisburg Senators, you will be able to see Nationals starters Michael Morse and Rick Ankiel playing in Bowie as they start the season on rehab assignments.
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