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Os Instrux

Today the Orioles will start an unofficial instructional league for the 15 players listed below. It’s not available to the public and will take place in the mornings at Camden Yards. The instructors include Brian Graham, Mike Bordick, Don Werner, Denny Hocking, Milt May and David Stockstill with top pick Manny Machado headlining the group.

Here’s the list.

Catchers:
Riley Hornback, 12th round pick, 2010
Tanner Murphy, 22nd round pick, 2010
Michael Ohlman, 11th round pick, 2009
Wynston Sawyer, 8th round pick, 2010

Infielders:
Mychal Givens, 2nd round pick, 2009
L.J. Hoes, 3rd round pick, 2008
Manny Machado, 1st round pick, 2010
Connor Narron, 5th round pick, 2010
Jonathan Schoop, non-drafted free agent, 2009
Tyler Townsend, 3rd round pick, 2009

Outfielders:
Xavier Avery, 2nd round pick, 2008
Glynn Davis, non-drafted free agent, 2010
Kyle Hudson, 4th round pick, 2008
Trent Mummey, 4th round pick, 2010
Brenden Webb, 30th round pick, 2009

*One more thing, the media day on Thursday is a travel day for me so I won’t be able to catch any of these guys at instrux. But I did catch up with a few of them, including Machado, Narron and Givens at Aberdeen’s season finale, so check back for some interviews and offseason outlooks.

Next step for Machado, Narron and Givens: Frederick

The trio of Manny Machado, Connor Narron and Mychal Givens are playing in short-season Aberdeen’s season finale game today, and will head to Class-A Advanced Frederick after that.

Machado was the team’s third overall pick this season and appeared in his seventh game for the IronBirds on Sunday afternoon. Narron (the O’s fifth-rounder selection) and Givens (09’s second-rounder) have played in eight games, respectively. The plan right now is for the three infielders –who are considered to be among the organization’s top position prospects — to just work out with the Keys, who end their regular season on Friday.

Given that Frederick is postseason-bound, the Orioles could opt to get the infielders some more in-game experience before the unofficial instructional league starts on Sept. 21. All three players are expected to take part in those workouts which run until Oct. 1 and will be at Camden Yards.

Machado is also expected to be introduced at Camden Yards sometime over that stretch. He wanted to wait until his mother Rosa Nunez, who had a  ecent surgical procedure, was cleared to fly which pushed back his initial unveiling.  The immediate emphasis has been on getting Machado –who signed just minutes shy of the deadline — as much work as possible before the season ends.

Givens, who made the trip to Camden Yards last season after signing, has been telling Machado what to expect and how much fun it was to be a Major Leaguer for the day and take pregame batting practice with the Os. 

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