The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-handed pitcher Alex Burnett to Norfolk. Johnson is scheduled to start tonight’s game at Minnesota.
Johnson, 25, began the season on the disabled list with a strained right lat. He made three starts for Norfolk and was 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA (16.1IP, 8ER). In four starts for Baltimore in 2012, Johnson was 3-0 with a 2.86 ERA (22.0IP, 7ER) and the Orioles won all four games he started.
Burnett appeared in one game for the Orioles, striking out one in a scoreless inning. Burnett was claimed by the Orioles off waivers from Toronto on April 12.