Orioles pitcher Dane De La Rosa continued his return from meiniscus surgery. De La Rosa will report to the Orioles' Triple-A team in Norfolk this week, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Orioles reliever Dane De La Rosa, who is coming off September knee surgery, is expected to begin throwing in extended spring games next week, per The Baltimore Sun. De La Rosa is expected to open the season in the minors once healthy.
The Orioles announced Monday they optioned pitcher Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk. They also assigned infielder Michael Almanzar, pitcher Dane De La Rosa, pitcher Chris Jones and catcher Brian Ward have to minor-league camp.
The Orioles announced their spring-training roster Tuesday, including 15 nonroster invitees. Pitchers Dane De La Rosa, Hunter Harvey, Mark Hendrickson, Steve Johnson, Chris Jones and Chaz Roe will be with the team this spring. Harvey, the team's first-round pick in 2013, had his 2014 season end prematurely due to elbow tightness. The sextet of nonroster pitchers will be joined in camp by catchers J.P. Arencibia, Ryan Lavarnway and Brian Ward; infielders Michael Almanzar, Paul Janish and Chris Parmelee; and outfielders Dariel Alvarez, Nolan Reimold and Matt Tuiasosopo .
The Orioles have signed outfielder Chris Parmelee and pitcher Dane De La Rosa on minor-league deals, according to MLB.com. The 26-year-old Parmelee spent his first four seasons in Minnesota before becoming a free-agent during the offseason. Parmelee hit .256/.307/.384 over 250 at-bats last year. De La Rosa, 31, pitched just 2 1/3 innings with the Angels last season. He had knee surgery in September.
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