The Orioles shuffled their bullpen and bench ahead of Tuesday’s recreation with the Tampa Bay Rays.
After struggling a left hamstring strain on a ninth-inning single all through Monday’s loss, Ramón Urías was positioned on the 10-day injured guidelines. The membership moreover optioned left-hander Keegan Akin and designated catcher Luis Torrens for job. To take their places, Baltimore launched once more left-handed hitters Ryan O’Hearn and Terrin Vavra and promoted pitching prospect Drew Rom for the first time.
A 23-year-old left-hander who Baseball America ranked as Baltimore’s No. 24 prospect moving into this season, Rom was the Orioles’ fourth-round determine inside the 2018 draft. He had a 2.87 ERA in six begins for Triple-A Norfolk this yr and is coming off hanging out 11 over six shutout innings in his most modern outing for the Tides.
It figures Rom will take Akin’s place as a left-handed prolonged reliever; Akin had a 5.91 ERA in 13 discount appearances for Baltimore. Urías was hitting .278 with a .756 OPS whereas serving as a every day inside the Orioles’ infield. Torrens hadn’t appeared for Baltimore after being acquired in a commerce with the Chicago Cubs after they’d moreover designated him for job. The Orioles didn’t make a corresponding switch on their 40-man roster, which suggests it has one opening.
The Orioles added Torrens because of they wanted to carry three catchers to have additional comfort deploying Adley Rutschman and James McCann within the equivalent lineups. It’s potential Vavra now fills that place in an emergency functionality, with the utility man displaying in two video video games on the place whereas with Norfolk after teaching as a catcher inside the offseason. Between Triple-A and the majors, he has moreover carried out second base, third base and every nook outfield spots, and practiced at first base inside the winter. After making Baltimore’s opening day roster, he hit .231 with no extra-base hits in restricted collaborating in time sooner than being despatched to Norfolk, the place he slashed .286/.333/.381.
O’Hearn has thrived in Triple-A with a 1.133 OPS and managed a .634 OPS in a part-time place whereas with Baltimore.
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