The 36-year-old left-hander will then be eligible to be placed on the Orioles’ playoff roster, if necessary.
Wolf is expected to join the bullpen – though he has made just five relief appearances in his 14 season career spanning 371 games. He hasn’t pitched since Aug. 17, when he allowed five runs in seven innings against the
He arrived in Baltimore on Wednesday and played catch and long toss in the outfield before the game, then talked with Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair.
The Orioles will have to make a 25-man roster move to make room for Wolf. It should be fairly painless, because players sent to Triple-A Norfolk can be returned to the Orioles after the Tides’ season ends Sept. 3 (assuming they don’t make the playoffs, which is unlikely).
Here are some other news and notes from Showalter’s news conference:
** The Orioles will call up several players on Sept. 1 when rosters expand. One will be a third catcher – likely
** The Orioles can also expand their coaching staff in September. Former Oriole Scott McGregor will be with the club and travel with it for the remainder of the season, throwing batting practice and helping in various areas
** Triple-A manager Ron Johnson and pitching coach