Orioles option Vavra to make room for Coulombe

MILWAUKEE - Left-hander Danny Coulombe is back in the Orioles bullpen tonight after his reinstatement from the bereavement list. Infielder Terrin Vavera was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk as the corresponding move.

The roster has returned to the usual alignment of 13 pitchers and 13 position players for the series opener against the Brewers.

Coulombe missed two games in San Francisco. Vavra is batting .245/.315/.245 (12-for-49) with no extra-base hits in 27 games.

The Orioles chose to hold onto Josh Lester, who collected his first major league hit and two RBIs Sunday. They selected his contract to replace Coulombe.

Lester can play the corner infield and outfield positions, offering versatility similar to Vavra's.

Tonight's lineup hasn’t been posted. Gunnar Henderson was day-to-day after coming out of Saturday’s game with lower-back soreness.

Kyle Gibson is 7-3 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.312 WHIP in 12 starts. He’s allowed four runs in his last three starts totaling 19 2/3 innings.

The seven wins before June are tied for second-most in club history behind Jimmy Key’s nine in 1997, per STATS.

Gibson is trying for his seventh quality start of the season. He’s posted a 5.67 ERA and 1.588 WHIP in seven career games against Milwaukee.

The Orioles’ 20 road wins in 30 games is tied for second-most in club history behind 23 in 1969.

Brian Anderson is 3-for-8 with a double against Gibson, but he’s 2-for-16 with seven strikeouts this month and 3-for-24 in his last seven games with an at-bat.

Right-hander Freddy Peralta has a 4.62 ERA and 1.409 WHIP in 11 starts. He’s struck out 61 batters in 60 1/3 innings.

Peralta has seven quality starts, including his most recent outing in Toronto. Right-handed hitters are slashing .291/.355/.518 against him, and left-handers are batting .222/.310/.397.

The Orioles have never faced Peralta. Adam Frazier is the only position player with an at-bat against him, going 0-for-9 with two walks.

Frazier is a career .311 hitter against the Brewers, the third-highest average among active players, per STATS.

Milwaukee is 32-28 overall and 16-12 at home. A loss last night dropped it into second place in the National League Central.

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