Orioles add relievers Reed and Cano to active roster

The Orioles made the anticipated roster move today to reinforce their bullpen, optioning left-hander Bruce Zimmermann to Triple-A Norfolk after he worked six innings yesterday in Game 2 of the doubleheader and adding right-hander Jake Reed to the active roster.

There was more.

Left-hander Nick Vespi also was optioned after appearing on three consecutive days, and right-hander Yennier Cano was recalled from Norfolk.

Reed, 29, was claimed off waivers yesterday from the Dodgers. He allowed one run and six hits in 4 2/3 innings after Los Angeles selected him off waivers from the Mets in July.

Reed, drafted by the Twins in the fifth round in 2014 out of the University of Oregon, has registered a 5.57 ERA and 1.381 WHIP in 20 games over two seasons.

Right-handers are 5-for-30 against him this season, but left-handers are 5-for-12 with three doubles and a home run. In 20 major league games, right-handers are slashing .222/.258/.349 and left-handers are slashing .316/.500/.632.

Cano, 28, is a native of Cuba obtained from the Twins in the Jorge López trade. He made 10 relief appearances as a rookie and allowed 14 runs and 17 hits with 11 walks and 14 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.

In seven relief appearances with Norfolk, Cano surrendered seven earned runs (10 total) and 13 hits with six walks and nine strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings. He had a 1.90 ERA and 0.930 WHIP in 20 games with Triple-A St. Paul.

Reed is wearing No. 61. Cano is wearing No. 78.

They would be the 57th and 58th players used by the Orioles this season.

Vespi is optioned for a fifth time, the limit in the new collective bargaining agreement before he’s exposed to waivers.

The Orioles are 4 ½ games behind the Blue Jays for the final wild card as their series continues tonight at Camden Yards. Toronto has won five in a row, including yesterday’s doubleheader sweep.

Kyle Bradish hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts over 15 innings, with only four hits allowed and 11 strikeouts. He’s made three starts against the Blue Jays this season and allowed 11 runs and 20 hits with seven walks in 14 1/3 innings.

The Orioles are 6-5 against the Jays this season.

Right-hander Mitch White, the Dodgers’ second-round pick in the 2016 draft out of Santa Clara University, is making his first career start against the Orioles. He’s made five starts for the Jays since an August trade and gone 0-3 with a 7.04 ERA and 1.739 WHIP in 23 innings.

The Blue Jays are the second team in American League history with two players under age 25 (Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.) with a three-homer game in the same season, joining the 1927 Yankees (Tony Lazzeri and Lou Gehrig).

Bichette is 12-for-22 with two doubles, four home runs, 12 RBIs and six runs scored during a five-game hitting streak. He became the first shortstop in AL history yesterday with at least six hits and three home runs on the same day.

Bichette is 3-for-7 with a home run against Bradish. Guerrero and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. are 4-for-8. Guerrero also has a home run.

Toronto is 11-1 in its last 12 road games, its best stretch since 2014.

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