Orioles place Bradish on injured list

CHICAGO – The Orioles placed rookie starter Kyle Bradish on the 15-day injured list today and recalled reliever Marcos Diplán from Triple-A Norfolk.

The move is retroactive to Tuesday.

Bradish was scheduled to start tonight and then pushed back to Saturday. Now he’s off the active roster after posting a 7.38 ERA and 1.770 WHIP in 10 games.

The last start against the Rays ended with Bradish allowing six runs and a career-high 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He hasn’t completed five innings in his last five outings.

The rotation already underwent a change last week with Bruce Zimmermann optioned to Norfolk. A starter is needed for Saturday and Spenser Watkins is a logical choice because he’s on the taxi squad and threw only one inning Wednesday in Lehigh Valley to keep him available.

Diplán has appeared in five games with the Orioles and allowed one earned run (two total) with five walks and eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Adley Rutschman is expected to be behind the plate again tonight as the Orioles try to win their third consecutive game and move six below .500 for the first time since May 14.

Ten of Rutschman’s last 14 hits are for extra bases and he’s slashing .326/.370/.651 since June 10.

Ryan Mountcastle is hitting .321/.365/.679 (25-for-78) with 10 doubles, six home runs and 17 RBIs this month.

The Orioles chose Austin Voth to start tonight’s game with Bradish unavailable.

Voth made an emergency start Sunday against the Rays and tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings. He was extended to a season-high 41 pitches.

Tonight marks Voth’s first career appearance against the White Sox.

The Orioles have seven shutouts this year, including three in their last six games. They blanked the White Sox last night at Guaranteed Rate Field for the first time since 2004.

Runs might be scarce for the Orioles tonight with Michael Kopech on the mound.

Kopech has posted a 2.38 ERA and 0.988 WHIP in 12 starts this season. He’s averaging 4.0 walks per nine innings, but also 0.6 home runs with only four surrendered in 56 2/3.

Over his career, left-handers hit .190/.271/.357 against him and right-handers slash .215/.291/.356.

Kopech faced the Orioles twice in relief last summer in Baltimore and struck out all six batters.

Last night’s outcome snapped the White Sox’s eight-game winning streak against the Orioles. They were shut out for only the second time this season.

They’re hitting .304/.362/.440 with 35 doubles, five triples and 14 home runs in their last 17 games.

Andrew Vaughn is batting .379/.427/.483 (33-for-87) this month.

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