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Baltimore Orioles Shortstops: The Veteran Helping the Youngster

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 03: Tommy Pham #29 of the Tampa Bay Rays is tagged out in a double play in the first inning as Richie Martin #1 of the Baltimore Orioles applies the tag during game two of a doubleheader at Tropicana Field on September 03, 2019 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

For a handful of seasons, the Baltimore Orioles struggled with shortstops staying healthy. Then, they traded away one of the better defensive gloves in the league.

In 2019, Baltimore Orioles gave young Richie Martin a chance to flash his glove at the all-too-important position.