L.J. Hoes reacts to first major league call-up

Here are some quotes from L.J. Hoes, the Mitchellville resident who received his major league call-up on Tuesday.

On what he's done since Norfolk's season ended


"I was just enjoying my time off. I hadn't had any time off in a while. Good to spend some time with my family. My grandfather passed away a couple weeks ago so it's just been hectic with all that stuff going on. Finally, I was glad to relax and be back with my family a little bit."

On what it means to be in Baltimore

"It's great. It's a great feeling. I dreamed of this day happening at some point, so I'm just glad to be up here now and help out any way I can."

On when he heard the news

"I got the call at 12:15 today, I was actually sitting at home, watching a movie, "Mr. Baseball," and they called and said we need you here by 2:15. So now I'm here."

On getting an opportunity with Nick Markakis' injury

"I was actually watching the game on TV, and thought it could happen, be a possibility. But I didn't read too much into it because I didn't know at the time what was going to happen. With him going down, someone's going to have to step up. And just I'm here and hoping to help out."