BALTIMORE – The Orioles have three additional pitchers for Tuesday’s game. Steve Johnson’s contract has been purchased from Triple-A Norfolk, Chaz Roe has been activated from the disabled list, and Oliver Drake recalled from Norfolk.
Roe, who had been on the DL with shoulder tendinitis, has been activated. He allowed a run on a hit in 1 1/3 innings for Bowie on Monday night.
Manager Buck Showalter said that in the case of an extra innings game, he wanted to have Roe available, and he didn’t throw many pitches in his rehab outing.
Drake had a 3.52 ERA in five appearances in May and June for the Orioles. On Tuesday, he, outfielder Dariel Alvarez and manager Ron Johnson were named to the International League All-Star team.
In 42 games for the Tides, Drake had a 1-2 record and 0.82 ERA. He converted all 23 save opportunities.
“There’s not many guys in baseball that had a better statistical year than Oliver Drake,” Showalter said.
Drake was told on Monday night he was coming to the Orioles. He said that his previous stints would be an aid.
“It definitely helped, seeing I could have success here. Then when I went down, I knew there was some things I needed to work on. So, now that I’m up here I feel like i can go out there and know what I need to do,” Drake said.
“It’s just one of those things, after having the taste already up here, coming back for the second time there’s more confidence in that. I’m just going to try to do what I did all season down in Triple-A, try to take the confidence I got from there and carry it over.”
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