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Top Connor Norby News

  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Set for spring debut Sunday

    Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Norby (side) will make his spring debut as a reserve in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, Andy Kostka of TheBaltimoreBanner.com reports.

    Norby has been slowed in camp due to slight left side soreness, but the injury shouldn't be anything that prevents him from being ready to go for the start of Triple-A Norfolk's season in April. Hyde didn't say whether Norby would be deployed in the field or eased back in as a designated hitter Sunday, but the 23-year-old is likely to check into the contest in the later innings.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Nearing game action

    Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Friday that Norby (side) is 3-to-4 days away from his Grapefruit League debut, Matt Weyrich of the Baltimore Sun reports.

    Norby had previously expressed optimism that he would be ready for game action this weekend, but he's not quite ready for that yet. The 23-year-old could still have time to get ramped up for Opening Day, but he's expected to begin the season back at Triple-A Norfolk.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Expects to play this weekend

    Norby (side) expects to begin playing in games this weekend, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    After taking some cuts recently, Norby is now on the verge of making his Grapefruit League debut. The 23-year-old is a well-regarded prospect, though he's not seen as a realistic candidate to break camp with the big-league team. He hit .290/.359/.483 with 21 homers and 10 steals in 138 games with Triple-A Norfolk last season.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Back to hitting

    Norby (side) is feeling betting and will hit Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    The 23-year-old has been shut down for a few days due to some soreness in his left side, but his confirms it isn't a major concern. Norby should continue to ramp up his workouts if he can avoid any setbacks.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Battling side soreness

    Norby is dealing with soreness on his side, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    The Orioles don't seem to consider Norby's injury much of an issue, and he's expected to return within a couple of days. Norby is considered one of the better prospects in Baltimore's farm system, but he's unlikely to break camp with the major-league squad given the Orioles' already-crowded infield.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Back in action

    Norby has gone 5-for-24 across five games since returning from a lower leg injury.

    Norby was hurt June 24, but he was back in the lineup four days later. The infield prospect has done fairly well with Triple-A Norfolk this season, slashing .277/.329/.439 with nine home runs, 46 RBI, 57 runs scored and four stolen bases through 75 contests. The 23-year-old likely still needs more time with Norfolk before being in contention for a call-up, especially given the Orioles' already-crowded infield.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Removed with shin injury

    Norby was removed from Saturday's game for Triple-A Norfolk after fouling a ball off his left shin, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Norby is considered day-to-day after being removed due to the injury. The 2021 second-round pick has enjoyed a solid season in Norfolk with a slash of .284/.335/.446 along with eight homers over 289 at-bats coming into Saturday's contest. He has an outside chance of making his major-league debut for Baltimore in 2023.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Impatient at Triple-A

    Norby is hitting .289 with two home runs and one steal in 18 games with Triple-A Norfolk.

    The 22-year-old second baseman's 0.2 BB/K is easily his worst mark since rookie ball in 2021, and his 25.9 percent hard-hit rate is mediocre for a player his age at Triple-A. His swing-decision metrics suggest he is forcing the issue too much, rather than waiting for pitches he can drive. Compared to Triple-A teammates Joey Ortiz (117 wRC+) and Jordan Westburg (114 wRC+), Norby (85 wRC+) is probably the least likely of Baltimore's high-profile infield prospects to get an emergency promotion in the coming weeks.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    The Orioles reassigned Norby to minor-league camp Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Norby received a brief taste of Triple-A ball last season and made the most of it, slashing .359/.405/.718 through 42 plate appearances. As impressive as his minor-league numbers have been, he will still start the year in Triple-A Norfolk. However, the 22-year-old infielder could very well make his major-league debut at some point during the season if he continues to produce.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Elevated to Triple-A

    The Orioles promoted Norby from Double-A Bowie to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

    With Bowie's campaign coming to a close over the past weekend, Norby will get a look with the Orioles' top affiliate for the final week of the International League regular season. During his time at Bowie, the 22-year-old infielder hit .298 while walking at a 11.9 percent clip and chipping in 17 home runs and 10 stolen bases over 296 plate appearances.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Back in action at Double-A

    Norby (hand) rejoined Double-A Bowie's lineup Wednesday and has gone 6-for-16 with a double, two stolen bases, a walk, three runs and one RBI while starting in each of the past four games.

    Norby was sidelined for only a few days after he injured his hand last Sunday. Since receiving a promotion to Double-A in late June, Norby is slashing .298/.374/.566 with 15 home runs and 10 steals in 262 plate appearances for Bowie.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Sits out Sunday

    Norby (hand) was held out of the Double-A Bowie's lineup Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Norby exited Saturday's contest with an apparent hand injury after he was hit by a pitch and will be held out for at least one game. The 22-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more information is available.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Solid results in Double-A

    Norby has a .261/.359/.497 slash line with nine home runs, four steals and a 20:38 BB:K through 39 games since his promotion to Double-A Bowie.

    He's actually hit significantly better in Double-A than he did at High-A earlier this season, as Norby's OPS with Bowie is 120 points higher than it was with Aberdeen. All told, the 22-year-old has put together 17 homers and 10 steals this season, which is worth a little fantasy attention even if he's not exactly heavy on tools.

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  • Orioles' Connor Norby: Climbs to Double-A

    The Orioles promoted Norby from High-A Aberdeen to Double-A Bowie on Monday, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Norby was one of three top Orioles prospects elevated Monday to Bowie, with outfielder Colton Cowser and infielder Coby Mayo also joining him in making the jump from Aberdeen. The 22-year-old infielder hit .237 with eight home runs, six stolen bases and an 8.8 percent walk rate across 209 plate appearances at High-A.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 185 lbs
Age: 23
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R