Orioles vs. Athletics, Urrutia recalled

As expected, the Orioles added Henry Urrutia rom Triple-A Norfolk prior to Saturday’s game and and optioned outfielder Junior Lake to clear a roster spot.

The 28-year-old Urrutia got the start for the O’s at designated hitter in his season debut. He batted .292/.344/.414 with 21 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, and 50 RBI in 107 games with the Tides this season. He ranks fourth in the International League with 126 hits and ninth with a .292 batting average.

Urrutia, who was named the 2013 Orioles Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year, played in 24 games with the Orioles in 2013, batting .276/.276/.310.

Lake, acquired in the Orioles trade with the Cubs for reliever Tommy Hunter, hit .208/.250/.333 in 24 big league games between Chicago and Baltimore.

ORIOLES LINEUP
Manny Machado 3B
Gerardo Parra RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Steve Clevenger C
J.J. Hardy SS
Henry Urrutia DH
Nolan Reimold LFMiguel Gonzalez RHP

1 Comment

Urrutia is a good call up a definite upgrade from the still green Lake who should be good someday but not now. Urrutia can hit to all fields and hard to RF but not a guy you can shift againts easily. He comes with occasional power and he is smart and calm, not like the over anxious Paredes who also should be good someday soon. Urrutia is not the best runner but I think the minor leagues taught him that. Go Orioles.
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