Orioles Release 5-Year Veteran Catcher After Brief Stint With Team

Meibrys Viloria, a 26-year-old catcher, has encountered a series of challenges in his baseball journey.

He initially joined the Baltimore Orioles on a minor league contract in late June but was unable to secure a spot in the major league roster during his time with the team.

Prior to his stint with the Orioles, Viloria had a brief 10-game appearance earlier in the season with the Cleveland Guardians before being released in early May.

As the offseason approaches, Viloria finds himself at a crossroads, looking to continue his baseball career.

Over his five-year career, the 26-year-old holds a .198/.270/.279 triple-slash line, with three home runs, 24 RBIs, and 22 runs scored across 103 games played.

Despite his setbacks, Viloria remains determined to pursue opportunities in the baseball world. It's likely that he will explore options with other teams during the offseason, potentially accepting a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

For his minor-league career, Viloria holds a .274/.362/.400 triple-slash line, with 39 home runs, 279 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, and 272 runs scored across 567 games played.

This path may provide him with the chance to showcase his skills and work his way back to the major leagues, where he undoubtedly aspires to make his mark as a talented catcher. Photo Credit: Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports