Bullpen Shakeup

The Orioles have placed RHP Chris Jakubauskas on the 15 day disabled list and recalled LHP Clay Rapada from AAA Norfolk. RHP Justin Duchscherer was transferred from the 15 day DL to the 60 day DL.

Jakubauskas initially hurt his groin during an appearance in New York and re-aggravated it in Cleveland. He had a 7.37 ERA in three appearances covering 7.1 innings with 4 strikeouts and 4 walks. I think he was going to be sent down to AAA Norfolk soon anyway. He was brought up to eat some innings and he did that. Rapada is bring brought up after throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts and a walk for the Tide. I’m sure the struggles of Mike Gonzalez have something to do with bringing up a second lefty who is more of a LOOGY type. I thought Rapada should’ve made the team out of spring training so I’m glad to see him brought up. Duchscherer hasn’t pitched since having a procedure to reduce the pain in his hip. He isn’t eligible to come off the disabled list until the end of May now. I’d say its still a longshot that he ever pitches in an Oriole uniform.

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