Baltimore Orioles sign Jesus Aguilar in a minor league deal and promote Gunnar Henderson, top prospect for the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles They promoted Gunnar Henderson, a top infield prospect, to the majors as they push for a spot in the postseason.

After a series moves, the Orioles chose Henderson's contract Wednesday from Triple-A Norfolk. Cleveland Guardians. Baltimore signed also Jesus Aguilar The veteran first baseman was added to the taxi team as part of a minor league agreement.

Henderson, 21 years old, will be eligible for the postseason. He will be the Orioles youngest player to make his major-league debut since 1995. Manny Machado 2012

Henderson was recently ranked as a second-round draft pick in 2019. baseball's No. 2 overall prospect ESPN's Kiley McCDaniel. This season, he batted.297 between Norfolk and DoubleA Bowie. He had 19 home runs, 22 RBI and 22 stolen bases.

The 6-foot-2 Henderson, who is 6'2″, has played third base and shortstop in minor leagues for the past two seasons. He will likely play third base more often for the Orioles. They already have a strong defensive team. Jorge Mateo At shortstop

Aguilar, 32 years old, was appointed for assignment by Marlins After playing in 113 Miami games this season, he was last week. Former All-Star batting average was.236 with 15 homers, and 49 RBI.

The Orioles announced also that they had optioned an infielder Tyler Nevin Denyi Ryes, right-hander, was assigned to Norfolk.

The Orioles, 67-61, seeking their first postseason appearance after 2016, enter play Wednesday three behind the Orioles Toronto Blue Jays (70-58), for the last wild card spot in the American League. After losing 110 games last year, the Orioles are ahead of schedule with their rebuild thanks to another top prospect, catcher Adley Rutschman.

This report was compiled by the Associated Press.

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