BALTIMORE – Now that Norfolk has ended its season, the Orioles added four players from the Tides. Right-handed pitchers Oliver Drake and Tyler Wilson, first baseman Christian Walker and outfielder Junior Lake were recalled on Tuesday.
All four have played with the Orioles this season. Drake, who had an 0.82 ERA in 42 games with 23 saves for Norfolk has pitched eight games for the Orioles this season with a 4.42 ERA.
Wilson was 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA in 17 starts with the Tides, and was 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA in six games with the Orioles.
Walker hit .257 with 18 home runs and 74 RBIs for Norfolk. He played one game for the Orioles in July and was 1-for-2.
Lake, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs for Tommy Hunter on July 31, batted .300 in 15 games with Norfolk. He’s batting .167 in five games with the Orioles.
Outfielder Henry Urrutia, catcher Audry Perez and infielder Rey Navarro were sent to Sarasota to stay ready in case the Orioles need them.
Urrutia and David Lough were both considered for recalls, manager Buck Showalter said. But, he thinks there wasn’t a need for them.
“We’re at 34 now? That’s enough,” Showalter said.
Lough would have had to be added to the 40-man roster. If Perez is needed, he’d have to be added to the 40-man as well.
NOTES: FanFest will be held on December 12 at the Baltimore Convention Center. … Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and pitching coach Mike Griffin will join the Orioles in Washington next Monday. … First baseman Chris Parmelee, who batted .216 in 32 games for the Orioles, will need surgery for a broken forearm he suffered in Norfolk. Showalter indicated the Orioles were interested in re-signing him.
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