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Orioles activate Cashner for start vs. Nats

Cashner, 31, was placed on the 10-day disabled list effective June 9 with lower back spasms.


Reuters
Updated: 21-06-2018 05:48 IST
Orioles activate Cashner for start vs. Nats

In 59 games with Double-A Bowie this season, Joseph, 29, was hitting .336 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs. He had 22 walks and 18 strikeouts. (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Baltimore Orioles activated right-hander Andrew Cashner to make the start Wednesday night in Washington against the Nationals.

Cashner, 31, was placed on the 10-day disabled list effective June 9 with lower back spasms. He last pitched June 8, taking the loss at Toronto. He gave up three runs on nine hits, two of them home runs, with two walks and four strikeouts in a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays.

For the season, Cashner was 2-8 with a 4.98 ERA entering play Wednesday, having given up 13 home runs in 72 1/3 innings. The nine-year veteran has a career record of 44-72 with a 3.89 ERA. He has pitched for the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers previously.

To make room on the active roster for Cashner, the Orioles optioned first baseman Corban Joseph to Triple-A Norfolk. In 10 plate appearances this season, Joseph was 1-for-9 with a walk and an RBI.

In 59 games with Double-A Bowie this season, Joseph, 29, was hitting .336 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs. He had 22 walks and 18 strikeouts.

Corban Joseph is the brother of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph. The brothers played together in the same game for the first time as major-leaguers on Tuesday, when Caleb went 1-for-3 and Corban hit an RBI grounder as a pinch hitter. According to the Baltimore Sun, they became the first big-league brothers to appear as teammates since Melvin (B.J.) Upton Jr. and Justin Upton were on the Atlanta Braves in 2015.

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