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Orioles call up Alex Burnett, option Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk
Orioles call up Alex Burnett, option Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles recalled right-handed pitcher Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk, and he is in the clubhouse for tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. In a corresponding move struggling right-hander Jake Arrieta was optioned to Norfolk. Burnett hasn’t been told about his role, but he could serve as the team’s long reliever for the next two days before the Orioles need a starter for Wednesday’s afternoon game. The 27-year-old Arrieta, who is vastly talented but has been inconsistent throughout his big league career, has a 6.63 ERA after four starts this season. On Sunday, he lasted a season-low four innings and allowed five earned runs while only giving up two...

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