The Orioles will recall Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk before tonight’s game to serve as a right-handed long-relief arm behind left-handed starter Wei-Yin Chen, according to a club source.
Following Tuesday’s 8-4 loss to the Rangers, the club optioned left-hander Zach Britton and right-hander Kevin Gausman, who both pitched Tuesday, to Norfolk.
Before tonight’s game, the team must also activate Chen off the disabled list.
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The Orioles chose to recall Stinson, who would be working on just three days rest if he is needed tonight, over left-handers Tsuyoshi Wada and Mike Belfiore because manager Buck Showalter likes to have right-handed long relievers when a left-hander starts.
Stinson is 4-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 16 appearances (15 starts) for Norfolk. He’s recorded three straight quality starts, including a seven-inning, three-hit outing in which he allowed one unearned run in his last start Saturday.
Stinson was recalled April 24 to make a spot start against Toronto and allowed five runs – including four homers – over 5 1/3 innings and was optioned back to Norfolk following the game.
Stinson being recalled was first reported by masnsports.com.