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RHP Josh Stinson was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Wednesday's game against the Rangers. He was 4-4 with a 4.24 ERA in 15 starts for Norfolk but will serve primarily in a long-relief role for the Orioles. "He's pitched well and we wanted to have some coverage for tonight," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

RHP Zach Britton pitch Sunday for Triple-A affiliate Norfolk after being optioned by the Orioles on Tuesday. He would also be eligible to come back to the Orioles on Saturday after the All-Star break if needed to start.

INF Jonathan Schoop, who is one of the Orioles' top prospects, began his rehab assignment Wednesday in the Gulf Coast League and will remain there for at least a week. He was placed on the disabled list in May with a stress fracture in his lower back.

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (strained right oblique), who originally went on the 15-day disabled list May 13, was activated and started Wednesday. He earned the win, pitching seven innings while giving up three hits and just one run while walking three and striking out four.

RHP Kevin Gausman will pitch Sunday for Triple-A affiliate Norfolk after being optioned by the Orioles on Tuesday. He would also be eligible to come back to the Orioles on Saturday after the All-Star break if needed to start. "(Gausman) still has the chance to be a quality major league pitcher," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

RHP Eddie Gamboa transferred to Triple-A Norfolk from Double-A Bowie. He went 4-6 with a 3.64 ERA in 16 starts for the Baysox this season. LHP Jake Pettit was transferred to Bowie from Norfolk.

DH Chris Dickerson was a late scratch from Wednesday's game against the Rangers after suffering a strained left shoulder in batting practice. If the injury still bothers him Thursday, he will undergo an MRI, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Nolan Reimold replaced him as the designated hitter and went 1-for-4 with three-run homer.

OF Steve Pearce had dye injected into left wrist Wednesday to determine if there is any structural damage after dealing with soreness. Pearce is rehabbing at the Orioles' minor league complex in Sarasota, Fla., and there is no timetable for his return. "It's not healed all the way," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

RHP Miguel Gonzalez, who will start Thursday against the Rangers, took a hard-luck 3-2 loss Friday against the Yankees after allowing just two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and five walks through six innings. However, he earned his sixth consecutive quality start and has been one of the most dependable pitchers for the Orioles this season. Gonzalez is 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA against the Rangers in his career.

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