Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen (pictured) was on his way to his second strong performance in a row when he grabbed at his side and exited Sunday's game with a right oblique strain. That's very bad news for a team that already has called on four Triple-A starters to fill in the fifth slot in the rotation and replace injured Miguel Gonzalez. It was a tough week already, after so-so outings by Jason Hammel, Freddy Garcia and Steve Johnson, and that was reflected in the combined numbers. The rotation posted a 2-2 record with a 6.03 ERA and averaged just five innings per start. Even though the team managed to go 4-2 in those games, this is starting to get scary.
Grade: D (Hannah Foslien / Getty Images /May 12, 2013)
The Orioles know very well the level of prep baseball talent that comes out of South Florida.
Two years ago, the team tabbed shortstop Manny Machado out of Brito Miami Private with the third overall pick.
And on Tuesday, the Orioles used their third-round pick (99th overall) on another talented Miami shortstop, Adrian Marin of Miami Gulliver Prep.
Marin, who has signed to play at the University of Miami, projects to be a top-of-the-lineup bat given his well above-average speed. He rose up the scouting boards after homering off first-round pick Joey Gallo in the National High School Invitational.
Baseball America ranks Marin as the No. 192 draft prospect in the nation.