The Orioles made their first cuts of the spring Thursday, sending five players to minor league camp, including two of the organization’s most promising young pitchers.

The club sent out left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and right-hander Mike Wright, who are widely considered the Orioles’ top pitching prospects behind Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.

Also re-assigned to minor league camp were catcher Allan de San Miguel, who did not play in a Grapefruit League game for the Orioles because he was with the World Baseball Classic’s Team Australia; catcher Luis Martinez, who didn’t play in a game because of a left oblique strain; and left-hander Zach Braddock, who is recovering from shoulder surgery.

Rodriguez, the youngest player in camp at 19, is listed by Baseball America as the organization’s fifth best prospect after going 5-7 with a 3.70 ERA in 22 starts for Low-A Delmarva.

“He wasn’t here with a chance to make the club. When we looked at guys who could benefit from being here, he was one of them because of all the things we could expose him to,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “I asked him, ‘OK, why do you think you were here? What did you gain, what did you see?’ And when he said, ‘The best pitchers are the ones that work the hardest,’ I said, ‘OK, you are getting it.’”