In a contest against the New York Yankees, Jonathan Villar has completed the cycle with a single in the ninth inning. The Baltimore Orioles are an absolutely horrendous team while in the midst of a rebuild, but Villar hitting for the cycle brings them some good news. Villar is the first Orioles player to hit for the cycle since Félix Pie did it back in the 2009 season.
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This the fifth cycle that has been completed this season after Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals was the most recent to get the job done. Only Villar and Jorge Polanco are players who have hit for the cycle as switch hitters in the recent years since Melky Cabrera and Orlando Hudson did it. Villar finished 4-5 on the day with one of everything on the evening during the Orioles loss to the Yankees. On the season, Villar is managing a .260/.326/.419 slash line with 14 home runs and 49 RBI also swiping 24 bags for the struggling Orioles.
In a trade last season, the Orioles acquired Villar when they sent Jonathan Schoop to the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline. Since then, Villar has been a part of the struggling Orioles who had the first overall pick in the draft where they selected catcher Adley Rustchman out of Oregon State University. Rustchman then signed his contract with the Orioles with one of the largest signing bonuses in recent years.