While roster moves in Major League Baseball are not allowed during the shutdown, teams can still make minor league transactions. For instance, the Rockies cut right-hander Tim Melville earlier this week. And now the Orioles are among the clubs paring down minor league player personnel. The Orioles just released 37 low-level farmhands, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports (subscription link). Connolly provides the full list of players in his piece.
While the Orioles, of course, didn’t part with any premium prospects, there are a few familiar names in the bunch. Sons of former Orioles Chris Hoiles (outfielder Dalton Hoiles) and Rafael Palmeiro (infielder Preston Palmeiro) were let go. Also of interest, the Orioles said goodbye to infielder Jomar Reyes, who was a well-regarded prospect earlier in his professional career.