Baltimore Orioles Release Two Players

Over the past few days, the Baltimore Orioles have made some changes to their roster ahead of the upcoming season.

Franchy Cordero, the 28-year-old infielder/outfielder who had an impressive performance during spring training, was released by the Orioles after he was not able to secure a spot on the team's Opening Day roster. He posted a .432 batting average, with two home runs and a stolen base this spring.

Despite his potential, the team allowed him to explore other opportunities, and it is expected that he may receive offers for a minor league contract soon.

In addition, the Orioles also released Nomar Mazara, the 27-year-old outfielder and former top prospect, after he exercised his opt-out.

Mazara had signed a minor league contract with the team last December but struggled to perform well during spring training, batting just .231 with no home runs in 16 games.

Given his recent lack of success at the major league level, it is likely that he will have to accept a minor league contract if he hopes to continue his career elsewhere.

Despite the disappointment of being released, both Cordero and Mazara will have opportunities to continue pursuing their dreams of playing in the major leagues and will likely secure new deals soon. Photo Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports