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Perkins and Orlando Earn Minor League Deals

Cameron Perkins and Paulo Orlando each signed Minor League contracts with the Dodgers on Friday. Both Perkins and Orlando have received an invite to Spring Training as well.

Paulo Orlando

The 33 year-old outfielder spent the last four seasons with the Kansas City Royals. Orlando was up and down throughout the season, also playing for Triple-A Omaha. He started his career back in 2006 at the age of 20 years old. The White Sox signed Orlando as an amateur free agent in 2005.

Spending time at each outfield position, Orlando has shown how versatile he is. Friedman loves these types of guys and it has shown in previous deals. Orlando averaged a .263 batting average and .673 OPS in his four seasons with the Royals. He also has some postseason experience, receiving time during the Royals 2015 World Series run.

Paulo, ironically enough, was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is only one of five former and current Brazilian-born major leaguers. One other name on that list is current Washington National Yan Gomes.

Cameron Perkins

Drafted by the Phillies in the 6th round of the 2012 draft, former Purdue Boilermaker Cameron Perkins stands 6-foot-5. The 28 year-old plays first base and outfield. Perkins has spent all 7 of his professional seasons in the Philadelphia organization. Perkins’ one Major League stint occurred in the 2017 season, where he appeared in 42 games.

It is no surprise that Friedman and the front office have given Perkins a deal. Robert Van Scoyoc, first year hitting coach, has an apparent “solid relationship” with Cameron Perkins. Van Scoyoc has been known to work with many players around the league, including Dodgers own Chris Taylor. We all know what impact Van Scoyoc had on CT3.

Thanks to Twitter, when a players name surfaces, everything is revealed about that player. In this case, it’s all good fun from Cameron Perkins’ “goofy” side. It appears the Dodgers will be welcoming in another “character” to the clubhouse. I’m sure Perkins will fight right in to this team.

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Written by Tyler Hawk

Currently living in Central California. Life-long Dodgers and Chargers fan.

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