Moments after striking out 10 in the Orioles’ 5-3 win over the
on Thursday, lefty
was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. This makes room for left-hander
, who will be activated tomorrow and added to the 25-man roster.
With major league rosters expanding on Saturday and Norfolk's regular-season ending Monday, Britton could quickly return to the Orioles and take his regular turn in the rotation Tuesday.
Wolf, released by the
“This is an exciting young team,” Wolf said. “A lot of talent. And to be right there in the thick of things in the
With this latest win, Britton is now 4-1 with a 4.80 ERA in eight starts with the Orioles this season.
A winner in his last three starts, he pitched to a 1.25 ERA with five walks and 21 strikeouts over that span.
He allowed seven hits and one earned run in eight innings against the White Sox on Thursday with no walks. His 10 strikeouts were also a career high.
“I felt really good the whole game, even in the second inning,” he said, referring to the four singles he surrendered in the inning, including
Britton acknowledged that taking three of four games from the White Sox was big, especially with the Orioles opening a three-game series against the division-leading