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Os insert Antonelli, chase Chong; VandenHurk mourns Halman
Inside of an steady try in direction of develop element, the Orioles excess infielder Matt Antonelli towards their 40-person roster Monday just after he handed his bodily and are closely next 33-calendar year-previous immediately-hander Chong Tae-Hyon, who shut out South Korea's 2008 Gold medal victory around Cuba inside of the Summer months Olympics.A submariner Duquette stated his transport as unorthodox Chong contains pitched with the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Small business mainly because 2001. Though it was at first said via at bare minimum a single media outlet that the Orioles experienced agreed in the direction of a package deal with Chong, Duquette mentioned Monday night time that nothing at all was formal.He is just one of people we are operating upon. We are striving towards perspective if we can consider that decided, Duquette reported. He is a initial study course pitcher. He was upon the mound each time Korea gained the Olympic game titles. He incorporates pitched for yrs at the utmost position of competitors accessible in the direction of him.Antonelli, a preceding 1st-rounder of the San Diego Padres who performed at Triple-A with the Washington Nationals inside 2011, will Deliver element inside of the infield. The 26-12 months-aged directly-passed hitter agreed in direction of a hefty-league package and will contend for a massive-league vacation spot in just spring performing exercises. The signing of Antonelli is a superior just one for us. He is made up of a Terrific upon-foundation share, he is a Wonderful healthy for us considering that he can participate in both of those minute foundation and 3rd foundation and I imagine he'll be a favored of the enthusiasts. He provides a good deal in the direction of the occasion, Duquette stated. He is beginning toward satisfy the broad long term that San Diego noticed inside of him the moment they took him No. 1.The 17th decide on all round within 2006 out of Wake Forest College or university, Antonelli was when extremely touted nonetheless personal injury and offensive complications at Triple-A derailed his occupation. He strike particularly .193 inside of 57 at-bats with the Padres in just 2008 and the club finally didn't provide him a agreement following the 2010 time. He experienced a strong yr at Triple-A Syracuse inside of 2011, hitting .297 with a .393 upon-foundation share and 8 homers inside 300 at-bats.Within just other baseball information, Seattle Mariners' outfielder Greg Halman was learned stabbed in direction of dying in just Rotterdam, The Netherlands, upon Monday early morning Halman's 22-12 months-previous brother includes been arrested, in accordance in direction of Dutch law enforcement.The information was specially devastating toward Orioles directly-hander Rick VandenHurk, who was superior mates with his fellow Dutch substantial leaguer. I seemed at my mobile phone and couldn't believe that all the messages and cell phone phone calls I experienced, VandenHurk stated upon Monday. My father experienced termed me directly absent. He introduced me the information. I include no phrases. I can't feel it.VandenHurk and Halman ended up collectively prior this thirty day period as element of a baseball education excursion in the course of Europe that VandenHurk and his dad include geared up for 2 offseasons. VandenHurk and Halman, alongside with Orioles middle fielder Adam Jones, Milwaukee initial baseman Prince Fielder and couple of other people, frequented Amsterdam, Rome and Prague, schooling baseball in the direction of young children.I arrived again upon November 13, that entire 7 days prior to I was with him each hour of the working day, VandenHurk claimed. I actually invested practically just about every second of each and every working day with him. We ended up stop. We'd move out toward evening meal, we'd look at the points of interest and move out at night time. We shared a large amount with every other.Halman and VandenHurk experienced been close friends given that they have been 7, taking part in baseball with and versus every single other and then pulling for just about every other in direction of produce the majors and adhere there.We normally shared the very same pastime for the large leagues. Any time we the two signed, we saved within just contact with just about every other. We'd check out every other within just the offseason and experimented with towards retain inside of contact all through the year, he claimed. Naturally, I was unbelievably content for him While he manufactured it toward the large leagues.Halman, who batted .207 in just 44 online games more than elements of 2 seasons with the Mariners, experienced prodigious electric power. He strike 33 homers within just 112 game titles with Triple-A Tacoma within 2010. Nevertheless VandenHurk will bear in mind his close friend even more for his massive character.He was generally joking near, preserving by yourself unfastened. He experienced a huge hobby for baseball and he very wished-for in direction of thrive, VandenHurk reported. He was only a Terrific person. That nearly anything including this incorporates occurred, I can't explain it.

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