Results tagged ‘ Orlando Calixte ’
The Royals announced that they have placed shortstop Alcides Escobar on the 7-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to yesterday, meaning he will be eligible for reinstatement on Thursday, May 7. In a corresponding roster move, the Royals have recalled infielder Orlando Calixte from Triple-A Omaha.
Escobar, 28, suffered the injury when he was hit on the side of the face by a pitch in the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game in Cleveland.
MLB Network is airing select Arizona Fall League games this week. On Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Central, the network will broadcast the game between the Peoria Javelinas and the Salt River Rafters. Eight Royals prospects are on the Peoria roster. The game will feature testing of Major League Baseball’s new review procedures for expanded instant replay.
While we’re on the subject of the Arizona Fall League, we bring you this prospect profile on Orlando Calixte. Our photos are courtesy of Lee Magenheim.
Player: Orlando Calixte
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Signed with KC: August 28, 2010
Position: Shortstop (also playing second base in the Arizona Fall League)
2013: Earned Texas League All-Star honors at Northwest Arkansas
The Arizona Fall League and the Kansas City Royals today named eight players from the Royals organization who will compete for the Peoria Javelinas in the 2013 Arizona Fall League. Prospects from the Astros, Mariners, Padres, Phillies and Royals organizations make up the Peoria squad. The Javelinas will train and play home games at the Royals complex in Surprise due to renovations at the Peoria Sports Complex.
The Royals prospects are right-handed pitchers Jason Adam, Angel Baez, and Malcom Culver, left-handed pitcher Noel Arguelles, shortstop Orlando Calixte, third baseman Cheslor Cuthbert and outfielders Lane Adams and Jorge Bonifacio. Adams will be available to play on Wednesdays and Saturdays as a member of the taxi squad.
2013 marks the 22nd season of the Arizona Fall League, created by Major League Baseball in 1992 to serve as an off-season league for top prospects. The season will begin on Tuesday, October 8, with the Rising Stars Game set for November 2 and the Championship Game scheduled for November 16.