NEW YORK -- Steve Tolleson is back for his fourth stint with the Orioles this season. Tolleson was recalled before Saturdays game, but worked out with the team before Fridays game.He batted .185 in 24 games with two home runs and six RBIs. Tolleson was with the Orioles for the better part of three months, but had been away since July 26.The time I spent down there definitely felt a lot longer than the time I spent here, Tolleson said.I really felt I was part of this team.Tolleson is a favorite of manager Buck Showalter.I feel like I have a lot of good friendships on the team. I feel like Ive meshed well. When Im down there, Im obviously keeping up with whats going on up here, Tolleson said.Tolleson had a scary moment when he broke a finger at Norfolk on Aug. 4. He missed 12 days.I was very antsy. Im ready to go. Im ready to go, Tolleson said. After the injury, Tolleson played third and second in addition to shortstop. With the Orioles, hes played mostly third and left field with some second base mixed in
Trey Mancini, the Orioles' only hope at an All-Star, exited Baltimore's matinee against Oakland in the top of the first on Wednesday, after he was struck on the left elbow by a 92-mph fastball from the Athletics' starter Chris Bassitt.
Baltimore's Chris Davis pinch-ran for Mancini, who left the game almsot immediately after being hit.
Baltimore announced on Twitter that Mancini exited the game with a left elbow contusion.
Mancini, the Orioles' first baseman and outfielder, was a bright spot in a rather lackluster Baltimore lineup.
The only Oriole with a real chance at an All-Star selection, Mancini is batting .304 in 70 games and leads Baltimore with 84 hits, 18 doubles and 16 homers.
The 27 year-old also has one of the highest slugging percentages on the Orioles (.558).
Fans reacted with anguish on Twitter after Mancini exited the game.
Trey Mancini got hurt? pic.twitter.com/7yJhu1Bhiv— Connor Newcomb (@ConnorNewcomb_) June 19, 2019
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In his first rehab game with Triple-A Norfolk, Dwight Smith Jr. (concussion) was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts and groundouts each. Smith Jr. played all 8.5 innings of Norfolk’s loss to the RailRiders.
In 5 and ⅓ innings pitched against Oakland Tuesday night, Gabriel Ynoa gave up seven hits and six runs (three home runs). He surfaces with a 5.65 ERA in five starts and nine relief appearances.
Rio Ruiz has sunk from starting third baseman to potential DFA candidate. Ruiz went 0-for-3 against the A’s on Tuesday and has gone 9-for-58 in nearly one month (since May 21).
RHP Josh Lucas (shoulder): 10-day IL, out indefinitely
OF Dwight Smith Jr. (concussion): 7-day IL, set to return June 20
OF DJ Stewart (ankle): 10-day IL, out indefinitely
SP Alex Cobb (back): 60-day IL, returns in 2020
SP Nate Karns (arm): 60-day IL, out indefinitely
DH Mark Trumbo (knee): 60-day IL, out indefinitely
Wednesday, 6/19: Orioles @ Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Thursday, 6/20: Orioles @ Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET, T-Mobile Park
Friday, 6/21: Orioles @ Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET, T-Mobile Park
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