Orioles recall Bannon, starting Lyles tonight

The Orioles have recalled infielder Rylan Bannon from Triple-A Norfolk to expand their bench to four players for tonight’s series opener against the Nationals at Camden Yards.

Bannon made his major league debut while the Orioles were in St. Louis and went 2-for-14 in four games before they optioned him. He was batting .232/.358/.416 in 221 plate appearances with the Tides and homered in three of his last six games, also driving in eight runs.

Acquired from the Dodgers in the 2018 Manny Machado trade, Bannon has posted a .450 on-base percentage and .578 slugging percentage this month.

Jordan Lyles has been cleared to make tonight’s start after a stomach virus forced him to miss Sunday’s game against the Rays.

Lyles will attempt to complete the sixth inning for the first time in five starts. He’s made 11 career appearances against the Nationals, including three starts, and registered a 6.35 ERA and 1.412 WHIP in 28 1/3 innings.

The last meeting against Washington was in 2019, when he allowed five runs and seven hits in four innings while pitching for the Brewers. Juan Soto hit a home run.

Tyler Wells is starting Wednesday night with an extra day of rest.

Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde is 4-5 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.564 WHIP in 13 starts. He’s walked 31 batters in 62 2/3 innings, but allowed only seven home runs.

The former first-round draft pick has completed the sixth inning only twice this season. He’s faced the Orioles twice in his career, including one start, and held them to one run in 11 1/3 innings.

The Orioles are 54-47 all-time against the Nationals, including 32-20 at home.

In the first round of All-Star Game voting, Trey Mancini is seventh among American League designated hitters with 91,751 votes and Austin Hays is 19th among outfielders with 128,430. No other Orioles are listed among the leaders.

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge leads all players with 1,512,368 votes.

The second update will be published on Monday. Phase 1 balloting ends on June 30 at 2 p.m.

The Orioles released Triple-A Norfolk pitchers Conner Greene and Diógenes Almengo yesterday, according to the minor league transactions page.

Infielder Anthony Servideo, a third-round draft pick in 2020 out of the University of Mississippi, has been transferred from the Florida Complex League to Single-A Delmarva.

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