Orioles place Urias on injured list, designate Valdez for assignment, add Jones, Wade - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Orioles place Urias on injured list, designate Valdez for assignment, add Jones, Wade

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PHILADELPHIA—The Orioles placed infielder Ramón Urias on the 10-day injured list because of a right adductor strain, an upper leg injury he’s had for the past few weeks.

The Orioles also designated right-handed pitcher César Valdez for assignment. Valdez gave up a game-winning, two-run triple to J.T. Realmuto in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night that gave the Phillies a 3-2 victory.

The Orioles recalled infielder Jahmai Jones and right-handed pitcher Konner Wade from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Urias and Valdez on the roster.

The Orioles also optioned right-handed pitcher Joey Krehbiel to Norfolk. Krehbiel was claimed on waivers from Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Before the moves were made, manager Brandon Hyde said that the Orioles were waiting to make decisions on Urías, who pinch-hit in Tuesday night’s game, pitcher Chris Ellis, who was supposed to start on Tuesday but didn’t because of right arm fatigue, and outfielder Anthony Santander. Hyde said Santander tweaked his left hamstring chasing Realmuto’s game-winning hit but that the Orioles didn’t think he needed to go on the injured list.

Urías is eligible to come off the injured list and play in the final two games of the season in Toronto on October 2nd and 3rd. He’s hitting .279 with seven home runs and 38 RBIs in 85 games with a .774 OPS.

Jones, who scored the winning run in the Orioles’ 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on September 16th, was optioned to Norfolk after the game. He’s batting .164 with three RBIs in 18 games for the Orioles.

Wade has an 11.42 ERA in five games with the Orioles. Valdez, whose contract was purchased before Tuesday’s game, was 2-2 with a 5.87 ERA in 39 games.

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