Although having previously played in the Minnesota Twins minors system since 2005, he signed with the Baltimore Orioles in Jan 2012. During the American season he split his time playing between the high A level Fredericks Keys, and the AA Bowie Baysox.
He also managed a single game for the AAA level Norfolk Tides. In a game that went into it's 14th inning and with the pitching stocks low, catcher de San Miguel was called to pitch for the first time in his career in the Minors ... and it showed. He faced four batters, gave up 2 walks, 2 hits and the game winning run without getting an out. I don't think he'll be following in the footsteps of Kyle Perkins or Tim Kennelly.
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