Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Multiple sources are now reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have promoted OF Henry Urrutia from AAA Norfolk, and he will join the team tomorrow in Texas for their series against the Rangers. Baltimore hopes Urrutia can solve their DH problems for the playoff stretch As I talked about in my first half wrap-up and look ahead, Urrutia’s call-up comes just a few days after O’s manager Buck Showalter stated that he believed Urrutia could help the ball club this season.  He will likely take over the DH spot for the Orioles while Nolan Reimold goes back on the disabled list for the second time this season. If he performs well, the job could become his for the foreseeable future, as Reimold himself had been struggling all year when healthy. The other DH options the Orioles have tried, including Ryan Flaherty, Danny Valencia, Chris Dickerson, and Travis Ishikawa, along with Reimold, have combined for the second-least DH production in the American League. The Cuban defector Urrutia was hitting a combined .365 at both Norfolk and AA Bowie, with 7 home runs and 43 RBI, and also had a .958 OPS. He also hit .397 with RISP and was 4-for-10 with the bases loaded. This is first year playing in the United States since defecting. He was named the Orioles Minor League Player of the Month in June. Some talent evaluators like ESPN’s Keith Law believe Urrutia profiles as a “DH-only” type of player, though he has yet to make an error in the field during his time in the Orioles system. He is 26 years old and stand at a staggering 6’5”, 200 pounds. He apparently has very quick hands and can hit balls in every zone thanks to his long arms, though he also has great discipline and lays off pitches he deems too high or low. He is a left-handed hitter, though in Cuba he was able to switch-hit. His father, Ermidelio Urrutia, played baseball professionally in Cuba. The Orioles will face off against the Rangers in a three game set to begin the second half before traveling to Kansas City to take on the Royals. Wei-Yin Chen (4-3, 2.82) will take the mound for Baltimore in game 1 against Derek Holland (8-4, 3.08). The series starts tomorrow at 8:05 ET. Related articles Baltimore Orioles first-half evaluation and what the future holds Gonzalez’s outing helps Baltimore Orioles split series with Rangers Wei-Yin Chen set to return to Baltimore Orioles’ rotation Wednesday
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Manziel moves from downtown Cleveland to golf community

Harris sues Mayweather for $20M for lying in an interview with Katie Couric

The NBA needs to leave 'hack-a-whoever' rules alone

Top Rank threatens to sue over Mayweather-Pacquiao piracy

Titans already tailoring offense to suit Mariota's strengths

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pettine: Manziel isn't favorite for Browns' starting QB job

Randy Gregory denies 'weed problem,' says he's immature

Jameis Winston wants Bucs to sign LSU OT La'El Collins

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

Report: Bulls management anxious to fire Tom Thibodeau

NFL releases times and dates for preseason slate

Fans file $5M class action suit against Pacquiao over injury

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Brandon Prust sorry for saying referee ‘tries to play God’

Ron Roenicke and the career afterlives of fired managers

Knicks announcer's MVP ballot had Curry behind Marc Gasol

Edelman mocks Belichick in Cinco de Mayo tweet

Projecting the 2015 MLB All-Star Game rosters after April

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

David Blatt: ‘No excuses’ for Cavaliers’ Game 1 loss to Bulls

The 2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

What’s next for the San Antonio Spurs?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Manziel moves from downtown Cleveland

Making sense of the AL East pile-up

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Projecting the All-Star Game rosters

Eagles coach Chip Kelly made a mess at quarterback

Tiger hasn't slept in three days since Lindsey Vonn breakup

2015 NBA Draft big board, first edition

Eliminate Hack-A-Player: Don't reward violating sports rules

No easy solution to the problem of early NFL draft entrants

What’s next for the Spurs?

Cauley-Stein changes middle name to 'Trill'

NFL has Los Angeles Rams webpage

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.