Orioles manager Brandon Hyde announced Friday that right-hander David Hess would be available out of the bullpen as the team opened a rotation spot for Means, who will pitch during the upcoming series at the Chicago White Sox.
For four innings Monday night at Camden Yards against the Chicago White Sox, it seemed as if Orioles right-hander David Hess had rediscovered whatever he had working for him on the month’s first day in Toronto. The fifth frame, though, looked more like the three weeks since.
The Rays pounded Orioles right-hander Davis Hess in their 8-1 victory Wednesday, striking for six runs in his two-plus innings. Hess faced 13 batters, with 11 putting the ball in play at more than 97 mph.
Dwight Smith Jr. spent 7½ years with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, the good kind of years where every mention of him to a former teammate brings a smile to their face. Now he's making the most of his chance to stick with the Orioles.
The Orioles selected the contract of right-hander Matt Wotherspoon for the series finale in Toronto, and designated reliever Pedro Araujo for assignment just a week short of his Rule 5 roster requirements being fulfilled.
Infielder Jonathan Villar broke a scoreless tie with an RBI triple in the Orioles' two-run sixth inning, then scored on a single by the hot-hitting Trey Mancini to help six scoreless innings from veteran starter Andrew Cashner hold up for his first win of 2019.