Orioles option Freddy Garcia to Triple-A


The Baltimore Orioles are hoping that veteran pitcher Freddy Garcia will accept an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk. Garcia, 36, can refuse the assignment.

Garcia is  3-5 with a 5.77 ERA in 11 games with the Orioles this season.

“Freddy has a decision to make. He can stay with us and go to Triple-A or do something else. Hoping he stays.” manager Buck Showalter told reporters.

The Orioles have recalled rookie Kevin Gausman from Norfolk. Gausman is 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA in five starts with the Orioles this season.

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