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Orioles Make Four Rosters Moves

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP OLIVER DRAKE, OF JUNIOR LAKE, INF CHRISTIAN WALKER, and RHP TYLER WILSON from Triple-A Norfolk. 

Drake, 28, posted a 0.82 ERA (44.0IP, 4ER) in 42 games with the Tides this season. He finished second in the International League with 23 saves (going 23-for-23 in save opportunities) and was named to the International League Postseason All-Star Team. Drake made three appearances in the Governors' Cup Playoffs, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings and earned the save in Game 4 of the International League semifinals. In eight games with the Orioles this season, he posted a 4.22 ERA (10.2IP, 5ER) after making his Major League debut on May 23 at Miami.

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP OLIVER DRAKE, OF JUNIOR LAKE, INF CHRISTIAN WALKER, and RHP TYLER WILSON from Triple-A Norfolk. 

Drake, 28, posted a 0.82 ERA (44.0IP, 4ER) in 42 games with the Tides this season. He finished second in the International League with 23 saves (going 23-for-23 in save opportunities) and was named to the International League Postseason All-Star Team. Drake made three appearances in the Governors' Cup Playoffs, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings and earned the save in Game 4 of the International League semifinals. In eight games with the Orioles this season, he posted a 4.22 ERA (10.2IP, 5ER) after making his Major League debut on May 23 at Miami.

Lake, 25, batted .300/.410/.360 (15-50) with three doubles and five RBI in 15 games with Triple-A Norfolk after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 31 in exchange for RHP Tommy Hunter. He hit a combined .312/.405/.449 (77-247) with 13 doubles, seven home runs, and 36 RBI in 73 games between the Tides and Triple-A Iowa Cubs this season. In 26 Major League games between the Orioles and Chicago Cubs this season, Lake has batted .211/.250/.342 (16-76) with seven doubles, a home run, and five RBI.

Walker, 24, hit .257/.324/.423 (137-534) with 33 doubles, a triple, 18 home runs, and 74 RBI over 138 games with the Tides this season including a .306/.370/.551 (45-147) slash line against left-handed pitchers. Walker led the International League in at-bats (534), finished tied for second in games played (138), tied for third in doubles (33) and extra-base hits (52), and fourth in total bases (226). He hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games with Triple-A Norfolk, including a 13-game hitting streak from August 22-September 3 (.347/.396/.653). Over seven career Major League games, Walker has hit .200/.273/.400 (4-20) with a double and a home run.

Wilson, 25, went 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA (94.1IP, 34ER) and nine Quality Starts over 17 starts with the Tides this season. In 11 starts with Triple-A Norfolk since May 11, Wilson went 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA (61.2IP, 21ER). He made his Major League debut with the Orioles on May 20 vs. Seattle and went 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA (24.2IP, 6ER) over six games (two starts) with Baltimore this season.

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