Orioles Place Catcher On Waivers; Call Up Slugging First Baseman

The Baltimore Orioles have made some changes to their roster recently, including designating catcher Anthony Bemboom for assignment and promoting first baseman Ryan O'Hearn from Triple-A Norfolk.

Bemboom had been struggling at the plate, posting a .111/.213/.204 triple-slash line with one home run, one RBI, and four runs scored over 24 games, and was removed from the active roster to clear a spot for O'Hearn.

O'Hearn has been performing well in the minors, hitting .340 with four home runs in nine games, and with his left-handed power, he is expected to be a valuable addition to the Orioles' lineup.

He was selected to the 40-man roster and will likely be given opportunities to start against right-handed pitchers.

With Bemboom's departure, the Orioles now carry two catchers on their active roster, Adley Rutschman and James McCann.

The team had previously been carrying three catchers on the roster, but will now return to the traditional two-catcher setup with the addition of O'Hearn. Photo Credit:  Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports