6/6/2013 12:22 P.M. ET
Orioles recall OF Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk; RHP Steve Johnson placed on 15-day disabled list
By / MLB.com
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled OF XAVIER AVERY from Triple-A Norfolk and placed RHP STEVE JOHNSON on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
Avery, 23, began the season with Double-A Bowie, where he batted .300/.391/.406 with 34 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 39 games. He has also played in 15 games with Triple-A Norfolk, batting .192 (10-52). He will wear uniform #70.
Johnson, 25, is 1-1 with an 8.49 ERA (11.2IP, 11ER) and 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in five games (one start) for the Orioles this season.
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