Ryan Flaherty entered the Baltimore's camp in a three-way battle with Matt Antonelli and Steve Tolleson for the utility infield spot on the Oriole roster.
The Orioles have stressed that his status as a Rule 5 pick would not effect whether or not he makes the team, but rather his performance would be the key to him making the team.
Flaherty has made the decision easy for the O's—he has simply out-performed Antonelli and Tolleson.
On offense, Flaherty has posted an OPS of .777 this spring, compared to .676 for Tolleson and .527 for Antonelli.
Versatility also plays a key role in why the O's appear to be leaning towards Flaherty, as he has played every position besides catcher and center field this Spring.
With the moves made earlier in the week it appears Flaherty will be given a chance to be a Major League ball player.