Orioles Recall RHP Steve Johnson

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP STEVE JOHNSON from Triple-A Norfolk. He will be making his major league debut.

Johnson, 24, was 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA (62.2IP, 19ER) in 14 games (nine starts) for the Tides. He was acquired by the Orioles with INF JOSH BELL on July 30, 2009 in exchange for LHP GEORGE SHERRILL.

Steve, and his father, Dave, who pitched for the Orioles from 1989-91, will become the sixth father-son duo to play for the Orioles, joining BOB and TERRY KENNEDY, DON and DAMON BUFORD, JOHN O’DONOGHUE SR. and JOHN O’DONOGHUE JR., DAVE and DERRICK MAY and TIM RAINES SR. and TIM RAINES JR.

Johnson, a product of St. Paul’s School in Baltimore, will wear uniform number 52.

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