Norfolk Tides

Orioles add right-hander Richard Rodriguez as fifth Sept. 1 call-up; Wilson, Verrett DFA

Orioles add right-hander Richard Rodriguez as fifth Sept. 1 call-up; Wilson, Verrett DFA

The Orioles on Friday added right-hander Richard Rodriguez to their bullpen as a part of five roster additions that also included top prospect Chance Sisco, slugger Pedro Álvarez, reliever Jimmy Yacabonis and outfielder Joey Rickard.

Because they only had one open spot on their 40-man roster, the additions of Sisco, Álvarez, and Rodriguez meant right-handers Tyler Wilson and Logan Verrett were designated for assignment.

Rodriguez had a 2.42 ERA for the Tides, and is coming off a strong August when he struck out 18 batters and allowed just nine to reach base in 10 2/3 innings pitched.

“Last night, when I was on the bus headed...