SARASOTA, Fla. (WJZ) — Into season number three of the Orioles rebuild, most fans are aware of what it entails, building around young players with a focus on the future.
Second baseman Yolmer Sánchez is new to the O’s, but he’s not a youngster. He is a seven-year veteran who, up until this point, has played his entire career with the Chicago White Sox.READ MORE: Parts Of Broening Highway In Dundalk Will Be Repaved By The End Of May
Sánchez left a playoff team but said he’s doesn’t give in to the expectation that the Orioles won’t be a contender.READ MORE: Lawyers Don't Seek Trial Delay In Capital Gazette Shooting Case
“As a player, you go out every day, do your best, and try to win every game,” Sánchez said. “As a player, you have to do your best, believe you can beat everybody.”
“Yolmer’s high-energy on the field,” Orioles Manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’s going to make the routine play, he’s always going to be engaged defensively. He’s a great guy to be around.”MORE NEWS: Police Officer Burned In Fire In West Baltimore Earlier Friday Evening
Hyde announced Thursday that Thomas Eshelman will be the O’s starting pitcher when they play the Pittsburgh Pirates in their exhibition opener Sunday.