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Bronchitis sends Norris to the disabled list

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Bronchitis sends Norris to the disabled list

BALTIMORE – Bud Norris joins the cadre of Orioles on the disabled list. Because Norris has bronchitis and missed a start this weekend, he’s been placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 11. He’ll be eligible to pitch on May 26.

Norris, who is 1-4 with a 9.88 ERA in six starts, was sent back to the team hotel in New York on May 9, a day before his scheduled start at Yankee Stadium.

After he struggled through 3 1/3 innings on May 10, it was clear that Norris still wasn’t feeling well. Though he appeared to be better later in the week and played golf in a charity tournament with team officials and members of the Ravens last Thursday, Norris had a relapse later that night, and manager Buck Showalter said that he’s lost significant weight.

Tyler Wilson, who had been summoned on Saturday from Triple-A Norfolk, has been officially recalled. He’ll wear No. 63. Wilson is 2-4 with a 3.63 ERA with the Tides. In 2014, Wilson was named the Organizational Pitcher of the Year.

In other news, Hunter Harvey, the team’s No. 1 draft choice in 2013, visited orthopedist Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion and was given a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection in his right elbow. Harvey was told to rest for six weeks.

Harvey had an MRI last week on the elbow. In March, Harvey suffered an injury to his right shin, which had prevented him for pitching. The Orioles expect him to pitch this season.

The Orioles acquired minor league left-handed pitcher Chris Lee for Houston for two International Signing Bonus slots. Lee, who was the Astros fourth-round choice in 2011, is 3-2 with a 4.11 ERA for Class-A Quad Cities.

Norris is the eighth current Orioles player on the DL. He joins Matt Wieters, Everth Cabrera, Ryan Flaherty, Jason Garcia, Kevin Gausman and Jonathan Schoop. Wieters is on the 60-day disabled list, the others are on the 15-day.

Earlier this season, J.J. Hardy, David Lough and Jimmy Paredes were also on the disabled list.

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Orioles Roundup: O's get swept by Red Sox

Orioles Roundup: O's get swept by Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles are now on a five-game losing streak after getting swept by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.

Here's the latest news about the Orioles, who are now 21-50:

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In adding to his All-Star caliber season, Trey Mancini hit his 15th home run of the season on Friday. Mancini is averaging .305/.358/.564 this season with the aforementioned 15 home runs and 34 RBI.

RHP Luis Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after surrendering four runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings of work on Friday. He has a 10.80 ERA and a 2.70 WHIP.

To add to the Orioles' pitcher woes, RHP David Hess is being moved the starting rotation into the bullpen. He is 1-9 on the season with a 7.20 ERA in 13 starts and one relief appearance.

Dwight Smith Jr. (concussion) will go out on a short rehab assignment before rejoining the Orioles later this week.

Mychal Givens gave up the game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox. The 29-year-old right-hander has converted just 6-of-11 save opportunities this year and owns an undesirable 5.28 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings.

Hanser Alberto went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI singles in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The infielder is hitting .310/.327/.384 with three home runs and 16 RBI over the course of 56 games played. 

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Marcus Walden blew his second save of the season by allowing one run over 1 2/3 innings in Sunday's win. In 39 2/3 innings this season, Walden is pitching to a 2.50 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio and has gone 1-of-3 in save chances.

Marco Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 10-inning win over the Orioles. Hernandez has now picked up six hits (four of the extra-base variety) in 24 at-bats since being called up from Triple-A on June 8.

Chris Sale delivered another dominant performance in Saturday's victory over the Orioles, racking up 10 strikeouts over six innings. Sale now has a 3.49 ERA to go with a 0.97 WHIP and 130/21 K/BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings. 

Injuries

RP Josh Lucas: Shoulder, 10-day IL

SP Andrew Cashner: Knee, sidelined

OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Concussion, 7-Day IL

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-Day IL

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up

Monday 6/17: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tuesday 6/18: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Wednesday 6/19: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles welcome home military service member with surprise first pitch

Orioles welcome home military service member with surprise first pitch

The Orioles helped make one family's Father's Day a day that they will never forget. 

Specialist Addam Bostwick from Fort George G. Meade United States Army installation surprised his father, former Marine Stephen Bostwick, with a special ceremonial first pitch Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Stephen, who is a four-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, was expecting an Orioles player to catch the first pitch, was shocked to see Addam, who had been deployed in Afghanistan for four months, surprised his father.

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