Orioles place Hays on injured list; McKenna to make major league debut; All-Star Game interest - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Orioles place Hays on injured list; McKenna to make major league debut; All-Star Game interest

NEW YORK—The Orioles placed outfielder Austin Hays on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right hamstring before Monday’s game against the Yankees. Hays injured the hamstring while running out a double in the third inning of Sunday’s game in Boston and immediately came out of the game.

Hays’ two-run double was part of the Orioles’ seven-run third inning. He is 2-for-10 (.200) with two RBIs in three games.

The Orioles recalled outfielder Ryan McKenna from the team’s alternate training site at Bowie to replace Hays on the 26-man roster. McKenna, who had been traveling with the club as part of its five-man taxi squad, is batting ninth in Monday’s lineup and playing right field. It will be his major league debut.

The Orioles also activated right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong from the paternity list. Armstrong’s wife gave birth to a son on March 31st. Right-hander Cole Sulser was optioned to the alternate site at Bowie. Sulser threw two scoreless innings on Sunday.

All-Star Game: The Orioles have expressed interest in hosting this year’s All-Star Game, which was scheduled to be held at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, the team confirmed.

On Friday, Major League Baseball decided to remove the game from Atlanta because Georgia passed laws that opponents say are aimed at reducing the number of votes in elections. The All-Star Game is scheduled for July 13th.

The Orioles, who last held the All-Star Game in 1993, would be interested in hosting the game in the future if another city is chosen instead.

News of the Orioles’ interest was first reported by The Baltimore Sun.

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