WASHINGTON – With Adam Jones sidelined with back spasms for the third straight game, the Orioles purchased the contract of outfielder David Lough from Norfolk.
Lough, who batted .202 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 76 games with the Orioles was designated for assignment on Aug. 14 and then later outrighted to Norfolk.
To make room for Lough on the 40-man roster, Dylan Bundy was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Jones had an MRI on his back on Thursday to make sure that there was nothing chronically wrong with it.
“He’ll be here at gametime, hopefully he’ll be available in some capacity, decided to make sure that structurally everything is OK. It’s getting better every day, but not at the rate you hoped, so you just want to make sure we have the right information,” manager Buck Showalter said.
During Wednesday’s game, Showalter checked on Gerardo Parra’s shoulder during an at-bat, and Lough, who has played center field, can provide help there.
Zach Britton, who has not been available for this series because of a strained left lat, had an MRI on Tuesday.
“We had some time to play with, gathering information, make sure there’s not something we were missing. That’s behind us. He feels pretty good today,” Showalter said.
Hunter Harvey had his elbow examined by team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs and he didn’t find anything to be concerned about, Showalter said.
“I talked to Dr. Jacobs. He saw Hunter, he was real encouraging. about Hunter. Said the MRI was good. He’ll see Dr. [James]Andrews, and hopefully they concur, and he’ll get back to pitching again. That was encouraging.”
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