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Orioles reassign prize prospect Jackson Holliday to minor league camp

 WBN  |    Mar 22nd, 2024 1:57pm EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Jackson Holliday’s major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles will have to wait.

The Orioles announced Friday they had reassigned Holliday to their minor league camp, meaning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 amateur draft won’t start the season in the majors.

Holliday, 20, is the son of former seven-time All-Star outfielder Matt Holliday and is regarded as one of baseball’s top overall prospects. Holliday made a strong case to make the major league roster this spring, going 6 of 14 with two homers, six RBIs and two steals in Grapefruit League action.

Holliday batted .323 with a .442 on-base percentage, 12 homers, 75 RBIs and 24 steals in 125 games for four different minor league teams from the Single-A to Triple-A level last season. He primarily played second base and shortstop while also making two appearances at third base.

In other moves Friday, the Orioles optioned outfielders Heston Kjerstad and Kyle Stowers to minor league camp and reassigned catcher David Bañuelos, infielder Coby Mayo, utilityman Connor Norby and right-handed pitcher Albert Suárez to minor league camp.

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