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Orioles call up .365-hitting Henry Urrutia from Triple-A

Jul 18, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

Henry Urrutia

Henry Urrutia, who signed with the Orioles last year around this time after defecting from Cuba, is on his way to the majors according to Roch Kubatko of

Urrutia posted huge batting averages in Cuba and the 26-year-old outfielder/first baseman hit .365 with seven homers, 20 doubles, and a .958 OPS in 67 games between Double-A and Triple-A to earn the quick promotion.

He signed for less than $1 million, so the Orioles have to be pretty thrilled with that modest investment right now as they look to the left-handed hitter to provide a boost to what is an already dangerous lineup. Baltimore scored the league’s third-most runs in the first half and led the league in homers, but their designated hitter production has been lacking and Urrutia figures to get a long look there.

  1. @Cereal_22 - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Uh Ohhhhhh AL East….

    • doctorfootball - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM

      Orioles lineup looks very good. They still need pitching IMO

  2. Larry Burneal - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    That is not what the MASN article says.

    Exactly from the article:
    “According to sources, Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia will meet the Orioles in Texas on Friday and be placed on the 24-hour taxi squad. He most likely will have his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk after working out with the team.”

    That is how you get stories wrong.

    • Aaron Gleeman - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Urrutia is being called up. There are a half-dozen reporters who’ve confirmed it, including:

      But thanks for the lesson.

      • Larry Burneal - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        Cite one of them then. Roch Kubatko has not confirmed that.

    • Panda Claus - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      It could be delayed a day, but it’s going to happen. Probably buying time to clear room on the roster for him.

    • bigmeechy74 - Jul 18, 2013 at 10:47 PM

      lol everyone thinks you suck

    • kevinbnyc - Jul 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      It appears that’s how YOU get stories wrong, Larry.

  3. caeser12 - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Not an Orioles fan (Yanks since 1967), but they have a very promising future, and I am happy for their “loyal” fans. Good luck O’s, you deserve it.

    • dowhatifeellike - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Take your backhanded compliments and bugger off.

      • caeser12 - Jul 18, 2013 at 4:51 PM

        If you really think/thought that was a backhanded compliment, then I would hate to see what you would do, if I were really being insulting. Let’s try it, F3ck you. Sorry Orioles fans.

      • Bryz - Jul 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM

        caesar, with “loyal” in quotation marks, it totally looks like a backhanded compliment.

    • skeleteeth - Jul 18, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      You mean “loyal” like Yankee-fans-that-leave-a-post-season-game-in-the-6th-when-they-are-losing loyal?

      • caeser12 - Jul 18, 2013 at 10:53 PM

        Exactly, you get it.

  4. dowhatifeellike - Jul 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    The tone of your message would not be misconstrued if you used punctuation correctly. Here’s a good place to start:

  5. ncm42 - Jul 18, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Can he pitch? Please?

    Seriously, is he gonna get a look in the field, and not just at DH?

  6. theinconvienenttruth - Jul 19, 2013 at 4:48 AM

    O’s fans have been waiting for this and I think it’s good timing. I’m hoping he can bat over .270 for the rest of the year. i’m hoping to see Buck move Davis to the 4th spot and jones to the 5th, followed by Urruita, Hardy, Weiters, McClouth.

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