FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Johnny Monell hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.
Monell, a 27-year-old journeyman catcher purchased from the San Francisco Giants this offseason, connected on a fastball from Twins setup man Jared Burton.
The Orioles also stole third base twice in the same...
Going over the list of the nearly 60 players who will be in Sarasota, Fla., when major league spring training opens for the Orioles next week and trying to project the club's 25-man roster for Opening Day is a tough task.
However, there are roughly 13 "locks" for the Opening Day roster. After that, there are about six players who have a better chance to make the team...
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The starting rotation for the San Francisco Giants seems to be set as the Giants have agreed to terms with pitcher Ryan Vogelsong on a one-year deal. Vogelsong will be the fifth starter in the rotation. Vogelsong’s physical is scheduled for Wednesday.
The Giants have traded minor league catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for...
In the little over two months since the regular season ended, the Orioles have been busy adjusting the 40-man roster. There have been nine additions and some subtractions since then.
As the Monday night deadline for offering contracts nears, the roster stands at 39, and Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is obviously eager for some more movement.
The Giants traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations on Saturday, the team announced.
Monell, 27, was designated for assignment on Wednesday. He made nine plate appearances in eight games last season, collecting one hit, one RBI and two runs.
It’s hardly a big move, but as the calendar pages prepare to flip to their 12th and final installment in 2013 (bringing us one month closer to opening day), every move is considered noteworthy. And so we bring you this: the San Francisco Giants have traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations.
The team had designated Monell for assignment...
As I jump into to my prospect list, I thought I’d tell you guys who I considered but did not make my list and who I like as a sleeper heading into the 2012 season.
I considered Burg and Monell for their offensive chops and Sim and Stiner for their defensive reputations. Unfortunately they all had too many questions for them...
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In this special episode, Thomas and Danny chat with Giants minor league catcher Johnny Monell about growing up in a baseball family, an education from Pudge, playing baseball in Puerto Rico, and life in da Bronx.
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