Rasmus to DL and Yacabonis recalled (plus lineups)

NEW YORK - The Orioles have placed outfielder Colby Rasmus on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain and recalled right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis from Triple-A Norfolk.

Another reliever was needed following last night’s 14-inning game against the Yankees. The Orioles were pondering a variety of moves when alerted to the severity of Rasmus’ injury.

Rasmus-Swings-White-sidebar.jpgRasmus has been bothered by hip soreness for a while. Maybe it explains his slow start. He’s 2-for-21 with 13 strikeouts.

The Orioles will work with a short bench this afternoon. Yacabonis, Darren O’Day and Rule 5 pick Nestor Cortes Jr. are the only relievers likely to be available today.

Due to the early start to the 2018 season, the Orioles couldn’t bring up a player from the 40-man roster today unless someone was going on the disabled list. They would have needed to summon a non-roster player.

According to STATS, Manny Machado is the first player with four hits, two walks and two home runs in a game in New York since Mickey Mantle on Aug. 6, 1961 in a 15-inning game against the Twins. And Pedro Álvarez’s grand slam in the 14th inning is the latest in Orioles history and the latest ever against the Yankees.

Kevin Gausman has notched 601 career strikeouts after recording three last night. Per STATS, Gausman’s 131 games to reach the 600-strikeout mark rank as the third-fewest in Orioles history. Erik Bedard (110) and Daniel Cabrera (129) are first and second, respectively. Mike Mussina is fourth at 133 games and Jim Palmer is fifth at 138.

For the Orioles
Trey Mancini LF
Manny Machado SS
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Tim Beckham 3B
Pedro Álvarez DH
Anthony Santander RF
Chance Sisco C

Chris Tillman RHP

For the Yankees
Brett Gardner CF
Aaron Judge RF
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Didi Gregorius SS
Tyler Austin 1B
Miguel Andújar 3B
Jace Peterson LF
Austin Romine C
Ronald Torreyes 2B

Sonny Gray RHP

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