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Orioles option Andrew Susac to Triple-A Norfolk

After the Orioles lost their seventh straight game Saturday night, this one 8-5 to the New York Yankees, the club optioned catcher Andrew Susac to Triple-A Norfolk.

Susac, who replaced Caleb Joseph on the roster just over two weeks ago in Boston, has struggled badly since joining the team.

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He doubled and scored a run in his Orioles debut on May 17, but has two hits in eight games since and returns to Triple-A batting .115 in 26 at-bats.

The Orioles committed errors on three consecutive plays in the sixth inning of their 8-5 loss to the Yankees.

Susac, 28, was promoted on the heels of a strong start with the Tides, although he missed time with an ankle injury and wasn't swinging the bat particularly well at the time of his promotion.

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In his first 14 games after being sent down to Triple-A, Joseph batted .226 with a pair of doubles. The other catcher on the 40-man roster, Austin Wynns, went into Saturday batting .254 with four home runs and a .718 OPS.

Joseph was in the lineup Saturday for the Tides, and no corresponding move was announced Saturday night.

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