Orioles recall outfielder Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk, place right-hander Steve Johnson on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled outfielder Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Steve Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Avery, 23, began the season with Double-A Bowie, where he batted .300/.391/.406 with 34 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 39 games. He has also played in 15 games with Triple-A Norfolk, batting .192 (10-52). He will wear uniform #70.

Johnson, 25, is 1-1 with an 8.49 ERA (11.2IP, 11ER) and 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in five games (one start) for the Orioles this season.