Suárez selected for today's start

The Orioles selected the contract of right-hander Albert Suárez this afternoon and he’s starting the series finale against the Twins at Camden Yards. He’s working on normal rest after making Friday’s start with Triple-A Norfolk.

Catcher David Bañuelos was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Bañuelos flied out last night as a pinch-hitter in his major league debut.

Suárez, who’s wearing No. 49, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2017 with the Giants. His last start was Sept. 23, 2016 in San Diego.

The Orioles reassigned Suárez on March 22, the same day that they also cut Jackson Holliday, Coby Mayo and Connor Norby. He’s made three appearances with Norfolk, including one start, and allowed 10 earned runs (11 total) and 19 hits in 15 1/3 innings. Suárez has walked one batter and struck out 17.

Suárez, 34, signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Sept. 15 after he spent the past five years pitching in Japan and Korea. He walked two batters and struck out 19 in 15 2/3 innings in spring training.

The Orioles won’t be able to send down Suárez without putting him on waivers, since he’s out of minor league options.

Ryan O’Hearn is in right field today after homering in three consecutive games. Anthony Santander is the designated hitter.

Colton Cowser is in left field. Jackson Holliday remains at second base, batting ninth today.

Right-hander Pablo López has registered a 4.86 ERA and 1.200 WHIP in three starts covering 16 2/3 innings. There’s a steady decline from his first outing in Kansas City, when he allowed one run in seven innings.

López is 2-0 with an 0.82 ERA and 0.727 WHIP in two career starts against the Orioles, with one run, five hits and 13 strikeouts in 11 innings.

Austin Hays is 4-for-5 against López, but he’s on the bench. Adley Rutschman is 1-for-3 with a home run.

For the Orioles

Gunnar Henderson SS
Adley Rutschman C
Ryan O’Hearn RF
Anthony Santander DH
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
Cedric Mullins CF
Colton Cowser LF
Jordan Westburg 3B
Jackson Holliday 2B

For the Twins

Edouard Julien 2B
Ryan Jeffers C
Byron Buxton DH
Alex Kirilloff RF
José Miranda 1B
Trevor Larnach LF
Austin Martin CF
Willi Castro SS
Kyle Farmer 3B

Pablo López RHP

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