The Orioles have called up left-hander
before tonight's series opener against the
to add an extra arm to a taxed bullpen.
Britton was scratched from his scheduled start for Triple-A Norfolk tonight. After optioning right-hander
Britton, who is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in three starts at Norfolk, is coming off a six-inning, one-run outing in his last start a week ago.
He could provide long relief in the Orioles bullpen for the next four games in Oakland and, if available, could fill the void for a starting pitcher Monday in Seattle. Britton owns a 2.57 ERA in two career starts against the
Britton was one of more than a dozen starting rotation candidates this spring, but he pitched to a 6.10 ERA in five