Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of
pitcher Kevin Gausman from Double-A Bowie, optioned pitcher Jake Arrieta to
Triple-A Norfolk and designating pitcher Alex Burnett for assignment.
Gausman, the fourth overall pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, will
make his major league debut in Toronto on Thursday.
The 22-year-old right-hander is 2-4 with a 3.11 ERA in eight starts with Bowie
this season. He has 49 strikeouts and just five walks over 46 1/3 innings.
Arrieta is 1-1 with a 6.63 ERA in four starts with the Orioles. He was
optioned to Norfolk on April 22 and was recalled on May 18, but has not
Burnett made two appearances with Baltimore this season. He gave up three
runs on four hits and two walks over 1 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old was
claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on April 12 and was recalled twice
before being sent down to Norfolk on May 18.
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