The Orioles announced Sunday that they have recalled outfielder L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Hoes on the roster, right-handed pitcher Jairo Asencio has been designated for assignment.
Hoes, 23, was batting .304/.406/.403 in 99 games for the Tides. He ranks among International League leaders in on-base percentage (3rd), hits (5th, 111) and runs (T-3rd, 62). The 2012 Orioles Minor League Player of the Year appeared in two games for the Birds last season.
Asencio, 30, appeared in four games for the Orioles, posting a 7.71 ERA (2.1IP, 2ER).