The 25-year-old right-hander learned late last night that he would be starting for the
“I’m very excited,” said Stinson, a 37th round pick of the
It will punctuate what has been a whirlwind time for Stinson since March 29, when the Brewers put him on waivers and he was claimed by the Oakland A's and sent to Double-A.
The A's waived less than a week later and the Orioles claimed him on April 4.
Stinson made two starts at Norfolk – going 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA and allowing just one earned run in 11 2/3 innings – and then things got really wacky.
He was supposed to start for the Tides last Friday, but the game was rained out. The Orioles flew him into Baltimore in case they needed him in between games of Saturday's doubleheader, but they didn't so they sent him to High-A Frederick. He got the call to leave the Keys and come back to Baltimore around 11 p.m. last night.
"I flew out here Saturday," he said. "Then went to Potomac, Saturday afternoon, threw two innings there, then traveled with Frederick to Myrtle Beach Sunday afternoon. Then flew here today."
And on Wednesday he will face an
"I think every time you come to a new organization you want to make it home," Stinson said. "Making that adjustment, it's not easy. You get to meet 25 new guys every time you move. So I mean, you hope that it's home."
Stinson is 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA in three minor league starts this season. He is already on the 40-man roster.
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