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Orioles place LHP Cionel Perez (oblique) on 15-day injured list

Oct 8, 2023; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Cionel Perez (58) pitches during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers during game two of the ALDS for the 2023 MLB playoffs at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles placed left-handed reliever Cionel Perez on the 15-day injured list on Sunday because of a right oblique strain.

Perez, 27, had allowed a triple and a single to the two batters he faced to start the ninth inning on Saturday. He then exited the game alongside head athletic trainer Brian Ebel in the Orioles’ 13-4 win over the visiting Los Angeles Angels.

With his lone appearance in the new season, Perez has a 13-6 career record with a 3.67 ERA, four saves, 83 walks and 151 strikeouts in 161 2/3 innings in 177 relief appearances for the Houston Astros (2018-20), Cincinnati Reds (2021) and Orioles (2022-24).

In a corresponding move, Baltimore recalled right-hander Jonathan Heasley from Triple-A Norfolk. Heasley, 27, was acquired in a Dec. 18 trade with Kansas City. He went 5-11 with a 5.45 ERA, 52 walks and 85 strikeouts in 133 2/3 innings over 36 games (24 starts) for the Royals from 2021-23.

–Field Level Media

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