Kansas City – July 8thThe tenthThe Orioles are set to open a series against the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards. This series may be a rarity, as the son plays against a team run by his father.
On Tuesday, the Angels fired Joe Madonne and replaced him with Phil Nevin, who will manage the team for the remainder of the season. Phil is the father of Orioles player Tyler Nevin.
“When he called me to tell me he was going to be a top manager in the league, even if it was temporary, it was a lot like when I called him to say I was a top player,” Tyler Nevin said on Thursday.
“He worked hard for this, played for a long time. That’s why he’s still in the game. He wants a shot to manage the team. He wants to win the world championship, and this is the first step to doing that. I’m really proud of him.”
Angels sent Maddon out after 12 consecutive games. They lost their first two matches under Nevin, who is the first overall selection to manage major tournaments; He was first selected overall in a 1992 draft by Houston
Nevin was not with the Orioles last year when they played for the New York Yankees, for which his father coached. And he wasn’t with them in April when they played Angels in Anaheim. He hopes to play against him next month.
“We had these conversations,” Nevin said. “It’s kind of funny because I’ve talked to him a lot about my bat a lot, telling him what I feel is giving me seizures. Now, ‘I think he’s going to use that against me.'”
“It’s not a secret. All those kinds of exploratory reporting, the game is so in-depth with this kind of thing. He won’t know anything that no one else knows. It’s kind of funny, having those conversations, and now he’s going to pick those shooters who face me.”
READY TO APPLY: Austin Foth, whose waivers were claimed by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday, closed his apartment in Arlington, Virginia, and traveled an hour north to Baltimore. He’ll be looking for a new apartment when the Orioles return from their road trip to Kansas City and Toronto.
“It was a close ride,” Voth said. “That was nice. Excited for another chance.”
Voth, who was a 9-8 year old with a 5.70 ERA in five seasons with the Nationals, had an average earnings of 10.13 this year before he was put on waivers.
“I’m just trying to get back to where I was at the beginning of last year, and build on that,” Voth said. “I know I can compete at this level, and I just need to get back to where I was before.”
Voth, who is likely to be in use for a long time, does not have much familiarity with the Orioles, although he has fought them in the past. He hasn’t played with any of the Orioles and said he shares an agent with Adley Rutschman and Tyler Wells.
Report: Louis Angelos sues his brother John: Louis Angelos is suing his brother John, the chairman and CEO of the Orioles, and his mother, Georgia, according to a report in the Baltimore Banner.
Louis Angelos claims that his father, Peter Angelos, whose health has been in decline for several years, intended his sons to share the team on an equal footing, but John took over.
“John intends to retain absolute control of the Orioles – to manage, sell or if he chooses to move to Tennessee.” [where he has a home and where his wife’s career is headquartered] – without having to answer anyone.”
According to the report, the lawsuit says Georgia Angelos sought to sell the team, but John vetoed the idea.
Notes: Joey Kreibel, listed for 15 days with inflammation in his right shoulder, is on a flight with the Orioles. “I think he’s allowed to throw today or tomorrow,” said Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. “All signs are good, and it shouldn’t be much longer…if all goes smoothly once the throwing program starts.” Krebel is eligible for reactivation on June 18The tenth. … Reliever Beau Sulser is in the Taxi Squad in this series. … Grayson Rodriguez and Gunnar Henderson were named the organization’s pitcher and player of the month for May. …Patrick Dorian has been demoted from Triple-A Norfolk to Double-A Bowie. … Outfielder Isaac Bellony has been promoted from Single-A Delmarva to High-A Aberdeen.