SARASOTA, Fla. (WJZ) — The calendar says winter, but it’s spring for the Orioles.
The team’s pitchers and catchers officially reported for Spring Training in Sarasota, Florida, on Tuesday.
On Twitter, the Orioles posted a video showing the grinning players walking into the team’s facility.
We've arrived. pic.twitter.com/RmBT2EVGPf
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) February 11, 2020
Adley Rutschman, the first overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, was among those who arrived on Tuesday.
Rutschman was a standout catcher at Oregon State University before being drafted by the Orioles. The 21-year-old switch hitter compiled a .411 batting average with 17 homers and 58 RBI in his last season with the Beavers.
The full team is set to show up on Sunday.
The season is fast approaching: the Orioles will kick off their regular season on March 26 against the New York Yankees.