Right-handed reliever Alex Burnett, who was officially sent to the minors Saturday, was promoted to take Wei-Yin Chen’s place Tuesday (which is allowable under baseball’s rules because he was replacing an injured player).
It’s the third time Burnett has been called up by the Orioles this season; he has pitched just one scoreless inning of relief in the majors this year.
"The first time I came up here, they made me feel like a part of the team, just with the guys who are in this clubhouse and the coaching staff,” said Burnett, who had a 1.86 ERA in seven games with the Tides. “They make you really feel a part of this team.”
Infielder Yamaico Navarro also was recalled Tuesday – his second time up this season. The Orioles had an opening because they demoted lefty Mike Belfiore to Norfolk on Monday’s off day. Navarro was with the Orioles from April 5 to April 6 and did not play. He was hitting .303 with a .395 on-base percentage for the Tides in 34 games.
“I’m excited,” Navarro, 25, said. “I’m very happy. I want to play, so no matter where they want me, I am here.”