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Orioles call up Hunter Harvey from Double-A

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The Orioles announced on Monday that pitching prospect Hunter Harvey has been called up from Double-A Bowie. Lefty pitcher Tanner Scott was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

The O’s bullpen was taxed heavily during Sunday’s game against the Yankees, as starter Mike Wright was only able to record two outs before being lifted. The combination of Pedro Araujo, Miguel Castro, Scott, Darren O'Day, Richard Bleier, and Brad Brach combined to throw 11 1/3 innings in an 8-7 victory. Harvey will simply serve as temporary bullpen depth as the O’s open up a series with the Blue Jays on Monday.

Harvey, 23, had been scheduled to pitch for Bowie. He’s currently rated the No. 4 prospect in the Orioles’ system by MLB Pipeline, but he’s been slowed in recent seasons due to arm injuries. Harvey has yet to pitch above Single-A, but has a 2.56 ERA with a 187/51 K/BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings in his minor league career.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.