With the Triple-A season just about over, the Orioles recalled a handful of players from their affiliate in Norfolk on Tuesday. Right-handers Oliver Drake and Tyler Wilson join outfielder Junior Lake and infielder Christian Walker as September callups for the Orioles. Each player has spent time with the Orioles earlier this season, and will help fortify the roster down the stretch.
The Orioles have recalled outfielder Junior Lake, first baseman Christian Walker and right-handers Tyler Wilson and Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, per the Virginian-Pilot. Wilson is the only one of the four that did not have a short stint with Baltimore earlier in the year. He is 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA this season with the Tides.
The Orioles have recalled a pair of right-handed pitchers from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. Steve Johnson and Oliver Drake have been added to the active roster and will be available for Tuesday's game against the Rays. Johnson hasn't appeared in the Major Leagues since making nine appearances--including one start--in 2013. At Norfolk this season, Johnson was 4-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 32 appearances. Drake, a 28-year-old rookie, spent five games with the Orioles earlier this season, posting a 3.52 ERA in 7 2/3 innings of relief.
The Orioles recalled pitcher T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Oliver Drake was optioned to Triple-A.
The Orioles promoted pitcher Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced on Sunday. Drake is 0-1 with an 0.76 ERA in 21 games with Norfolk this year. The Orioles optioned pitcher Kevin Gausman to Norfolk. Gausman is 1-0 with a 4.24 ERA with the Orioles this year. "We don't want to put Gausman in the bullpen," manager Buck Showalter said. "We think he has a chance to be in our rotation, next year possibly this year, who knows? We don't want next year to get here and him not have enough innings under his belt to pitch next season…there's no reason to keep him here when he's not going to start here."