BALTIMORE (AP) -The Baltimore Orioles expanded their pitching staff to 13 players Tuesday, recalling Garrett Olson and Rob McCrory from Triple-A Norfolk after a stretch in which the team played four games in three days.
Olson started Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay and McCrory was sent to the bullpen. To make room on the roster, the Orioles optioned infielder Brandon Fahey to Norfolk and designated right-hander Greg Aquino for assignment.
Baltimore needed additional arms after a four-day stretch against the Chicago White Sox that included a rainout, a day-night doubleheader and an 11-inning game Monday that was suspended by rain.
``Obviously, the decision was really made (by) the recent events of the road trip, the split doubleheader, the travel, the rainouts and all those kind of things,'' Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.
Olson was 1-1 with a 1.85 ERA in four starts with Norfolk and 1-3 with a 7.79 ERA in seven career major league starts, all of which came last year. McCrory, 0-2 with a 1.80 ERA with the Tides, earned a shot in the big leagues for the first time.
``Honestly, it was a shock. It really was,'' he said. ``There were a lot of guys in Triple-A throwing really well and had big league experience.''
He immediately called his wife in Mississippi, who intended to watch Tuesday's game with her father and both of McCrory's parents. There's no guarantee he will pitch, but the right-hander will certainly be in the bullpen.
``I think the biggest thing for me is walking out there in uniform in a big league stadium tonight. I can't imagine how it's going to feel. It's going to be awesome,'' he said. ``...It's something you dream of your whole life and it finally came true.''
McCrory underwent ligament replacement surgery in 2005 and returned with a fastball that regularly registers in the upper 90s. He served as a closer in Norfolk but will probably be a late-innings reliever with Baltimore.
Fahey batted .200 in 15 games with the Orioles, and Aquino was 0-0 with a 14.21 ERA in six appearances. He is out of options and can declare himself a free agent, but Trembley hopes the pitcher decides to hone his game at Norfolk.
``The times that he did pitch, he didn't show good enough command. Secondly, I didn't pitch him enough, which may have factored into it,'' Trembley said.

Recent MLB Discussions

dod 1st 5 thats it on Thu, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
dod/cubs on Thu, Oct 2016 by Michael Cash
mlb early play on Wed, Oct 2016 by sharkey11

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Kershaw tries to keep visitors' run going The Cubs seized a 3-2 edge in the NLCS by winning Games 4 and 5 in Los Angeles. Will Clayton Kershaw be able to save the Dodgers’...
Thumbnail North Siders' bats rise as NCLS progresses Anthony Rizzo is still batting well below .200 in the playoffs. Yet the Chicago first baseman seems to be heating up at precisely...
Thumbnail Hosts ask Urias to give them 3-1 NLCS edge Tonight, Julio Urias will make history in Game 4 of the NLCS. The Dodgers simply hope that it’s for all the right reasons.
Thumbnail Francona needs relief corps to thrive again The Blue Jays suddenly have life in the NLCS. Now, though, can they truly put fear in the Indians and send the festivities back to northern...
Thumbnail Arrieta tries to lift visitors at Chavez Ravine After getting punched in the mouth in Game 1 of the NLCS, the Dodgers struck back on Sunday night. Can they keep running with the Cubs as the action...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages