Thank you for your interest in the Norfolk Tides. The Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and all of our players are drafted, signed, trained, assigned, traded and released by the Orioles.
As the Triple-A affiliate, we do not have any influence or say on who gets assigned to play on our team. The Baltimore Orioles are the sole decision makers in that regard, and they decide all the roster moves for our team and every other team within their minor league development system.
Since the Tides are an Orioles affiliate, we do not hold tryouts to make our squad. This holds true for every other affiliated Minor League team (about 160 teams).
From time to time, Major League organizations will host tryouts around the country. To find out more information, please click on this FAQ link from Minor League Baseball.