Left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland is on his way to Baltimore today and is expected to start Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Eveland, 28, was 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA in six starts at Triple-A Norfolk.
Eveland is taking the spot that had been Tommy Hunter’s, but Hunter was sent to Norfolk on Monday. Hunter has since returned and will pitch tonight in the second game of the doubleheader in place of Jason Hammel.
Hammel’s turn was skipped because he is dealing with soreness in his right knee. It’s likely his turn would be be pushed back a couple of more days. The Orioles will need a starter on Monday if they don’t want Wei-Yin Chen or Hunter to pitch on three days’ rest. If Hammel is healthy, it could be him.
The Orioles acquired Eveland from the Los Angeles Dodgers in December for two minor leaguers. In the spring, he was taken off the 40-man roster, cleared waivers and was sent to Norfolk. He will have to be placed on the 40-man roster, meaning the Orioles will have to make room for him by making another roster move.
One possibility could be putting Brian Roberts (concussion) on the 60-day disabled list because it can be backdated to late March. Or the Orioles could designate a player for assignment.
Eveland is 19-24 with a 5.52 ERA in 100 big league games (59 starts) in seven seasons with six teams.