Baltimore Orioles: Who is joining the team with September call-ups?
Two pitchers, Richard Rodriguez and Jimmy Yacabonis are both coming up to Baltimore. The pair have been pitching with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, but Yacabonis has pitched with the Orioles where he earned an ERA of 6.75 in 6.2 relief innings.
This will be Rodriguez’s first time in the Big Leagues after spending seven years in various minor league systems. He finished his 2017 season with an ERA of 2.42 in relief innings.
In the minor leagues, Yacabonis’s numbers were outstanding. In 41 games, he has an ERA of 1.32. He recorded 11 saves in his 61 innings pitched.
While the Orioles really need another solid starting pitcher, adding a few arms to the bullpen won’t hurt. These two could see some time in games with low-leverage situations. Like the other call ups, it is unlikely that Rodriguez and Yacabonis will see much time – especially with the power in the bullpen already.
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The Orioles need to keep their winning ways and hopefully, these call ups will help get those wins.