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Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman was announced as the recipient of the team's 2022 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award on Monday, per MLB.com's Bill Ladson. The 24-year-old rookie was one of baseball's top prospects and joined the O's in late May, since compiling a .256/.365/.449 slash line with 13 home runs, 42 RBI, and 35 doubles. Rutschman proved to be one of many young exciting fantasy options on the O's roster this season, but he particularly stands out given his production at a weak position. Rutschman will be a starting fantasy option in all leagues for the 2023 season.
Baltimore Orioles right-handed rookie reliever Felix Bautista (knee) is being shut down for the final three games of the regular season this week due to left knee discomfort. Manager Brandon Hyde said it isn't a long-term injury and Bautista isn't expected to have any worries in the offseason. The 27-year-old Dominican burst onto the scene in his first MLB season and posted a 2.19 ERA (2.92 FIP), a 0.93 WHIP, 15 saves and 88 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings pitched in his 65 relief appearances. Based on how he pitched in his first season with the O's, he should be expected to open the 2023 as Baltimore favorite to close. With Bautista out for the final three games this week, Dillon Tate should receive any save chances that arise.
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Felix Bautista (knee) has some soreness in his left knee after sustaining an injury on Friday. The 27-year-old jammed his knee in the eighth inning of a 2-1 win over the Yankees. It's unclear if he'll be available on Sunday but there's a good chance he won't pitch anymore this season with Baltimore being eliminated from playoff contention on Friday. Bautista had an excellent season for the Orioles, though, putting together a 2.19 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 88:23 K/BB ratio with 15 saves and 14 holds.
Baltimore Orioles rookie shortstop Gunnar Henderson isn't in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox against a left-handed pitcher. It's a good time for a day off, as the 21-year-old prospect has gone 5-for-32 (.156) with two homers, five RBI and 10 strikeouts in his last nine games to drop his season line to .269/.346/.484 with an .830 OPS, four home runs, 17 RBI, 10 runs scored and a stolen base in his first 93 major-league at-bats. Tyler Nevin, who was just recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, will enter the starting lineup at third base and will bat sixth against Red Sox left-hander Rich Hill, while Jorge Mateo is at the 6 and is hitting seventh on Wednesday.
The Baltimore Orioles placed infielder Ramon Urias (knee) on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right knee sprain. The Orioles also recalled left-hander Keegan Akin, infielder Tyler Nevin and right-hander Beau Sulser from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Joey Krehbiel and right-hander Jake Reed to Norfolk. Urias had three hits and fell just short of hitting for the cycle on Tuesday, but he also injured his knee in the process and won't play again in 2022. The 28-year-old utility infielder will wrap up his third season in the big leagues with a .248/.305/.414 slash line and career-highs in home runs (16), RBI (51) and runs scored (50) in 445 plate appearances over 118 games played.