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Orioles pregame notes: Christian Walker in starting lineup, plus the latest on Kevin Gausman

Orioles pregame notes: Christian Walker in starting lineup, plus the latest on Kevin Gausman

After sending right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk following his start Tuesday night, the Orioles have recalled first baseman Christian Walker from Norfolk and he will start Wednesday's afternoon game (1:10 p.m.) in Minnesota, batting fifth as the Orioles’ designated hitter. Walker has hit left-handed pitchers well in Triple- A, recording a .310/.351/.494 slash line against them, so he’s a good fit to start against Twins left-hander Tommy Milone. Over his last 15 games overall, Walker is hitting .333/.373/.540 with four doubles, three homers and seven RBIs. Walker will likely be optioned Thursday when the team is forced to activate outfielder Nolan...

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