Dodgers Way Quick Hits: d’Arnaud, Orlando, Ferguson, Seager
The 2018-’19 offseason was filled with the Dodgers’ intrinsic desire to find players that slip quietly below the radar. Prior to the 2017 season, it was Brandon Morrow and last year it was Max Muncy.
Whether the Dodgers had the same hopes for him or not will never be clear but, this last offseason the team opted to sign veteran outfielder Paulo Orlando to a minor league deal. On May 10, they traded Orlando to the Chicago White Sox.
The deal moved a Dodger depth piece to a team that may actually get him to the major leagues with the White Sox struggling early to stay afloat in their surprisingly competitive division led by the new-look Twins.
However, to even crack the bigs with the White Sox, the 33-year-old Orlando will need to clean up his act in Triple-A. With the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Orlando hit just .211 with two home runs, seven RBI’s and a stolen base across 24 games.
The dip in production was a bit of a surprise after Orlando impressed during spring training but, he’ll have to figure out how to get back to that level of play in the White Sox’ system.