ATLANTA – Catcher Luis Torrens has joined the Orioles in Atlanta and is added to the 26-man roster for tonight’s series opener against the Braves.
In a corresponding move, first baseman Ryan O’Hearn was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
O’Hearn appeared in nine games and went 5-for-19 (.263) with a .634 OPS, one double and six RBIs.
Torrens, who’s wearing No. 13, gives the Orioles a third catcher and reduces the risk of putting Adley Rutschman and James McCann in the same lineup. He’s also a right-handed bat for the bench.
Rutschman and McCann could pair up again tonight with Atlanta starting left-hander Max Fried.