Grayson Rodriguez suffers set back in goal of reaching Orioles main roster

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Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 1:36 PM CDT
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NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - The debut plans of Nacogdoches Native Grayson Rodriguez with the Baltimore Orioles has been put on hold.

Over the weekend, Rodriguez was diagnosed with a grade 2 right lat strain. Orioles Vice president and general manager Mike Elias said it will be several weeks of the No. 3 MLB prospect resting his arm before they have a better idea on a time frame for return.

Elias added the time could not be at a worse time because it appeared the club was ready to make the call to Norfolk for Rodriguez. In his last six outings, Rodriguez compiled a 0.79 ERA with 47 strikeouts.

It could be September before Rodriguez has the chance to join the Orioles at Camden Yards. If not, all eyes will be on Opening Day 2023.

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