KANSAS CITY – One infielder to the injured list, another recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.
Too many times in his young career, Richie Martin has been on the wrong end of these sort of transactions.
Martin has missed significant time with injury since he was selected by the Orioles with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 Rule 5 draft, including a fractured right wrist, a broken hamate bone in his left hand and a non-displaced left wrist fracture.
But in 2022, the 27-year-old has been both healthy and productive for Norfolk and has earned a call-up to the bigs as Ramón Urías heads to the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, retroactive to Friday.
Martin will start at second base for the first time in his big league career Saturday afternoon against the Royals.