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Orioles call up Mychal Givens from Bowie

The Orioles have recalled right-handed reliever Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie to take newly acquired outfielder Gerardo Parra's open spot on the roster.

The Orioles needed another reliever when they designated right-hander Bud Norris for assignment to make room for Parra on the 40-man.

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Right-hander Mike Wright is also reportedly on his way to Baltimore from Norfolk in case the team needs another reliever, but he has not been called up.

Givens, 25, is 4-2 with a 1.79 ERA and 14 saves in 34 games with the Baysox this season. He led the Eastern League with 12.52 strikeouts per nine innings, had the third-fewest base runners per nine innings (9.27) and was tied for the third-lowest batting average against (.191) among Eastern League relievers at the time of his recall.

Givens made his major league debut on June 24 in Boston, striking out one in one inning.

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