By Aaron Cheris
With a lot of roster shuffling going on in the Brewers organization in the past few days, the Sky Sox had a few roster changes. A couple players went up to Milwaukee to get their shot in the Major Leagues.
A few players also took the next step toward Miller Park with a promotion to the Sky Sox from Double-A Biloxi.
One of those players was infielder Nate Orf. He was signed to a free agent contract in 2013 by the Brewers, and has been in the Brewers organization for all of his professional career.
Orf has been at Triple-A for less than a week, but he already sees how the adjustment is difficult.
“It’s a different kind of baseball I think,” Orf said. “It’s a totally different kind of team. It’s been great to watch these guys compete.”
On Sunday, Orf made a key defensive play, running to his left to field a grounder and throw to first on the run, in the bottom of the seventh inning to keep the Sky Sox ahead and preserve a road win.
“That’s a play I expect myself to make every time,” he said.
Orf hopes to stay at the Triple-A level and make a good impression to get a shot in the Major Leauges.
“I have a lot to learn and a lot to pick up from these guys,” he said. “Just get as much information as I can and improve my game as much as I can.”
Orf is set to make his Sky Sox home debut on Tuesday night, as he will be batting ninth and playing second base against Round Rock.