The Orioles have promoted former first-round pick Matthew Hobgood to high Class A Frederick. Hobgood was a first-round pick in 2009, but his progress was halted by rotator cuff surgery in 2012. Through 63 innings at Class A, Hobgood has a 3.71 ERA. He's pitched mainly out of the bullpen after being drafted as a starter.
Beset by a shoulder injury that scrapped his entire 2012 campaign, Orioles pitching prospect Matthew Hobgood will work in a relief role this season, MASNSports.com reports. Hobgood, a former first-round draft pick, will likely begin his new journey at Class A Delmarva. The team is hoping the move to the bullpen will help the 22-year-old quickly regain some of the velocity he lost after having shoulder surgery.
Orioles pitching prospect Matthew Hobgood is scheduled to have rotator cuff surgery on his right shoulder on April 2, according to the Baltimore Sun. He is expected to miss the entire season. Hobgood was the Orioles' first-round pick in the 2009 amateur draft, and he pitched last season at Class A Aberdeen.