Orioles designate Travis Snider for assignment, recall Junior Lake

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Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have designated outfielder Travis Snider for assignment and recalled Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk.

Snider, 27, wasn’t finding much success at the plate, batting¬†.237/.318/.341 with three home runs and 20 RBI. The once top prospect is now a veteran of eight seasons but has struggled to consistently hit at the major league level.

Lake, 25, was acquired from the Cubs in the Tommy Hunter trade at the deadline. He hit .333 in 16 plate appearances at Norfolk. He has a career .663 OPS across 642 career major league plate appearances.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.