BOSTON –- Mychal Givens was not in any of the first three Orioles games he was in the bullpen for. Givens was recalled from Bowie on Saturday and though he warmed up in the first two, he didn’t appear in the game.
“It’s been good. I’m taking it all in, just enjoying the atmosphere,” Givens said.
With the Baysox, Givens was 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA with 12 saves. He had to be added to the 40-man roster.
“It was a big surprise. It was right after the game in Bowie on Friday night,” Givens said. “Got the call and rushed up here as quick as possible.”
He said it hasn’t been nerve wracking waiting for the call.
“They’re going to get me in when it’s needed. I’m very comfortable in any situation. They’re very comfortable in having me up here,” Givens said.
When Givens was drafted in the second round in 2009, it was as an infielder, and he converted to the mound in 2013. This year, he got to work with pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti in January’s minicamp, and that really helped.
“They know their raw talent and they refined stuff about my delivery, making it consistent,” Givens said.