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Fri, 10 May 2013 15:18:22 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla has been working on and considering abandoning swinging from the left side of the plate. Casilla will move over to the right side of the plate Friday, May 10, with the team facing a right-handed pitcher. He's a natural righty with the stick, and he's 1-for-9 against righties this year and 6-for-26 against lefties. "In the past years, they say I hit too many fly balls from my left side, fly outs. They see I stay on top of the ball better from my right side, so they came up with the idea, 'What if you hit only from your right side?' I said, 'I can try.'" 2B Ryan Flaherty was seeing the majority of starts at second base against righties, but he's hitting only .122 in 26 games.
Fantasy Tip: Casilla has never lit the world on fire offensively, but maybe this will trigger some improvements in his profile. There could be a period of adjustment, too, so don't expect an overnight rejuvenation. Flaherty will continue to get starts, too, so Casilla is best used as middle infield depth in AL-only universes.
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:54:23 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) will undergo surgery on his right hamstring Thursday, May 9, and he's expected to be out for another six weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Roberts has had the absolute worst luck with injuries in the past several seasons, and this year has been no different. He still has plenty of time to make a comeback and play in the second half of this season, but don't bank on it. This only gives Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Casilla more rope at the keystone.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:44:37 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty and SS Alexi Casilla are expected to fill in at second base while 2B Brian Roberts (knee) is out of the lineup.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:37:46 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (knee) injured his knee stealing a base Thursday, April 4, and had to leave the game. 2B Alexi Casilla replaced him in the contest.
Fantasy Tip: Roberts had to be helped off the field, so this doesn't look good for a player that has had some extremely bad luck with injuries the last several seasons. Stay tuned for the word on the severity of this injury.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:11:08 -0800
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday, Feb. 15, that SS Alexi Casilla will primarily play second base this spring, but he will be used at other infield positions so the team can be prepared for any eventuality.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:59:55 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SS Alexi Casilla and 2B Ryan Flaherty are two options in camp to serve as backup to SS J.J. Hardy.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:27:13 -0800
Baltimore Orioles INF Yamaico Navarro is in the mix at second base with SS Alexi Casilla and 2B Ryan Flaherty in case 2B Brian Roberts (hip) is not ready for the season.
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:33:07 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have a couple of contingency plans if 2B Brian Roberts (hip) is unable to break camp with the team. 2B Ryan Flaherty and SS Alexi Casilla could handle second base if Roberts isn't ready.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 01:02:24 -0800
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Orioles SS Alexi Casilla agreed to a one-year deal for 2013 that will pay him $1.7 million next season, an increase from the $1,382,500 he made in 2012. Casilla and the Orioles also agreed to a team option for 2014 that will pay Casilla $3 million if picked up (and $200,000 if the club buys it out), according to an industry source.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:38:09 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with INF Alexi Casilla, OF Steve Pearce and C Taylor Teagarden Friday, Nov. 30, by signing them to contracts.