What do you get when a cramp in your calf turns out to have been a strain? When you're Mike Wright, the answer is that you get a trip onto the 15-day disabled list. After an MRI determined the injury that took Wright out of last night's game was a strain, the O's stuck him onto the DL. No sense wasting time.
According to Orioles beat writers, it's a grade 2 strain of the calf for Wright. He's expected to miss 2-4 weeks due to the injury.
To replace Wright on the roster, the Orioles recalled reliever Jorge Rondon from Norfolk. Rondon, 27, was plucked off waivers from the Rockies organization back in May and stashed down with the Tides, where he's tossed 40.1 innings in 24 games with a 2.01 ERA. The right-hander has struck out 35 batters in that time against 10 walks, and has maintained a WHIP under 1.
That's much better than Rondon's brief big league appearance with Colorado this season, where in two games he managed to give up ten earned runs on eight hits and three walks in only one inning of work, plus the seven batters he faced without retiring anyone on May 1. "Ah, but Coors Field," you might think, except these two poor games took place in Arizona and San Diego. So the Orioles have called up a guy whose ERA is 90. Nowhere to go but down... probably.
Rondon will wear #57 with the Orioles, though if they need to call up a spot starter due to Chris Tillman getting pushed back after rolling his ankle towards the end of his last start, Rondon's stay may be brief. You know how it goes.