The Orioles added Kremer to their 60-man roster pool Tuesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Kremer will take the 60-man spot of infielder Richie Martin (wrist), who was placed on the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move. The Orioles will have Kremer report to their alternative summer-camp site in Bowie, so the right-handed pitcher doesn't look as though he'll warrant any serious consideration for the Opening Day roster. Kremer saw action at three minor-league levels in 2019, posting a 3.72 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 113.2 innings.
Kremer allowed no runs off six hits and two walks while recording five strikeouts over 5.1 innings during spring training. Kremer pitched well over a limited sample this spring, but he'll still likely begin the season in the minors. The 24-year-old recorded an 8.84 ERA and 1.78 WHIP over 19.1 innings at Triple-A last season. If Kremer can continue to build on his production from spring training, it wouldn't be surprising to see him debut in the majors at some point in 2020.
Kremer was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster on Wednesday. The 23-year-old will be shielded from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. He struggled to an 8.84 ERA in four starts for Triple-A Norfolk last season but posted a strong 2.98 ERA in 15 starts for Double-A Bowie.
Kremer will start Friday for Triple-A Norfolk after being promoted from Double-A Bowie, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Kremer made his season debut at Bowie in May after dealing with an oblique injury and had an 1.93 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in his last 10 starts to earn the promotion. The 23-year-old has a chance for a September callup if his puts together a few good starts with Norfolk, but he may have to wait until 2020 to make his way to the majors.
Kremer was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Tuesday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. He missed the first month of the minor-league season with an oblique injury, but after tossing 9.2 scoreless innings with 14 strikeouts over his first two starts at High-A, he quickly ascends to the Double-A level, where he made nine starts in 2018.
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