Vielma (personal) is expected to report to camp Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
It appears the visa issues that forced Vielma to miss the team's first full-squad workout of the spring should be resolved later in the week. The infielder is expected to open the year with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate after posting a brutal .206/.233/.260 line across 314 plate appearances with Triple-A Rochester in 2017.
The Orioles don't expect Vielma to be in attendance Monday for the team's first full-squad workout of the spring while he continues to deal with visa issues, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.
It's unclear when Vielma's issues will be resolved, but his absence shouldn't affect the Orioles' plans heading into the upcoming season, given that the infielder doesn't have a realistic chance to make the Opening Day roster. With Triple-A Rochester in the Minnesota organization last season, Vielma batted a sickly .206/.233/.260 across 314 plate appearances.
Vielma may not be able to report to spring camp on time due to difficulties with his visa, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Vielma has been on a merry-go-round since September, as Baltimore marks his fifth different organization within the last six months. At the current time, there is no timetable as to when he will be able to arrive at camp.
Just a week after being shipped from Pittsburgh to San Francisco, Vielma is on the move again, as the infielder will look to compete for a utility job with the Orioles come this spring. He spent a majority of the 2017 season at the Triple-A level, slashing .206/.233/.260 with Rochester in the Twins' organization. It seems likely that he will start the 2018 campaign back in the minors while serving as organizational depth.
Vielma was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier in the week, and after the Giants expressed interest in the infielder, the two teams were able to strike a deal. He split time between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester last season, posting a combined .229/.273/.280 line at both stops. Despite his struggles at the plate, the 23-year-old should compete for a utility job given his defensive versatility, assuming the Giants don't need to clear another roster spot prior to spring training.
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