The Baltimore Orioles have officially selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tanner Scott from Double-A Bowie, the club formally announced on Sunday morning. In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Orioles have also elected to designate right-handed relief pitcher Richard Rodriguez for assignment.
It is also worth noting that the Orioles will be taking on the rival New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon. The American League East ball club has dropped three consecutive games to the “Bronx Bombers” to begin the four-game series.
The 23-year-old Scott has yet to make his big league debut while never even reaching the Triple-A level as it stands today. Nonetheless, the up-and-coming southpaw will now be joining the Orioles’ big league club in hopes of taking the mound against the Yankees. Appearing in 24 games for Double-A Bowie in 2017, Scott started each of those contests en route to producing an even 69 innings of work in all. Although posting a 0-2 record, the left-hander did manage to tally a 2.22 ERA alongside 87 strikeouts and 46 walks.
On the other hand, the aforementioned Rodriguez is currently in the midst of his first stint of big league action. He made five regular-season relief appearances as a member of the Orioles before being designated for assignment on Sunday morning. Over the course of a total of 5.2 innings of work, the rookie right-hander in Rodriguez has produced a whopping 14.29 ERA in addition to three strikeouts and three walks.