Tike Reman could be down in Norfolk looking up at the Orioles’ big league club shaking his head once again. Redman impressed the O’s after an August call-up in 2007 when he batted .318 with seven stolen bases in 40 games. First-year manager Dave Trembley all but guaranteed the former York Revolution outfielder would be on his roster in 2008.
But now it sounds like the Orioles and Trembley are having second thoughts, even though Redman has batted .296 this spring.
“He has not hurt his chances with the way he’s swung the bat this spring, but on the other side of the coin, we’re pretty left-handed dominated,” Trembley told the Baltimore Sun. “We need to have a guy that is a multiple-position (meaning infield) player.”
You could see this coming months ago, when the O’s loaded up on outfielders. Somebody wasn’t going to make the big club. It looks like Redman, despite his numbers, is the guy the Orioles want to send down — or even cut.
Good hitter. Left-handed bat. Versatile speedy outfielder. And the O’s find a reason to not use him. Unbelievable. Then again, this is your Peter Angelos-owned Orioles.