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Call up to Orioles finally came for Sean Gilmartin, the most consistent reliever at Triple-A Norfolk

Call up to Orioles finally came for Sean Gilmartin, the most consistent reliever at Triple-A Norfolk

While the Orioles were shuttling young pitchers back and forth between Norfolk, Va., and Baltimore the past 2 ½ months, 29-year-old Sean Gilmartin patiently waited his turn.

If his 2.48 ERA in 17 appearances at the Triple-A level is any indication, he has been the most consistent reliever on the Tides roster this season, but getting here was more complicated because he wasn’t on the 40-man major league roster.

The Orioles finally made room for him Monday, selecting his contract and designating outfielder Joey Rickard for assignment. Gilmartin, who spent parts of three seasons with the New York Mets before pitching well in 12 appearances with the Orioles last year,...

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