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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Heading back to Triple-A

    The Orioles optioned Vespi to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

    Vespi was called up to the Orioles' 26-man roster for the season opener Thursday after Jacob Webb (personal) was placed on the team's paternity list. Vespi will now return to Triple-A and await his next call up to the majors. With Norfolk last season, Vespi posted a 2.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 41:13 K:BB over 38.2 innings while tallying seven saves.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Summoned from Triple-A

    The Orioles recalled Vespi from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

    Baltimore initially dismissed Vespi from the competition for a place in the Opening Day bullpen just over a week ago, but a spot opened up Thursday with Jacob Webb (personal) going on the paternity list. Vespi will likely be ticketed for lower-leverage work out of the bullpen for the duration of his stay with Baltimore.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Orioles optioned Vespi to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Vespi has pitched well this spring, allowing just two runs with a 9:0 K:BB over seven innings, but that wasn't enough to crack the Opening Day bullpen. The left-handed reliever will head to Norfolk for now while waiting for another shot with the big club.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Focused on strength in offseason

    Vespi was able to focus on strength and conditioning in his offseason workouts this past winter, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    A year ago, Vespi was rehabbing from sports hernia surgery, which led to lower intensity in his workouts. The southpaw appeared in nine games with the Orioles last season, posting a 4.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9:2 K:BB over 14.2 innings. He's once again competing for a bullpen job in 2024, though the O's have a lot of potential major leaguers in camp, which could make his path to the 26-man roster a tricky one.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Sent back to Triple-A

    Vespi was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

    Vespi's latest stint in the big leagues lasted only one day without him making an appearance out of the bullpen. Baltimore recalled right-hander Bryan Baker from Norfolk in a corresponding move.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Back up from Triple-A

    Vespi was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.

    Vespi is taking Cole Irvin's spot in the Orioles' bullpen. The left-hander holds a 4.30 ERA over nine appearances for Baltimore this season.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Optioned to Triple-A

    Vespi was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

    He gave Orioles manager Brandon Hyde a lefty relief option while Danny Coulombe was out but is no longer needed with Coulombe back in the fold. Vespi holds a 4.30 ERA over nine appearances for the O's this season.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Snags first win

    Vespi (1-0) retired the only batter he faced to earn the extra-inning win over the Mariners on Sunday.

    Vespi kept the game tied at 3-3 after Mike Baumann allowed a tying home run to Dominic Canzone. The Orioles gained the lead in the top of the 10th inning, and Shintaro Fujinami logged a save to earn Vespi his first win of the season. Over 10.2 innings across seven appearances this year, Vespi has a 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP And 7:2 K:BB. He'll likely continue to feature as a low-leverage left-hander for as long as he's in the major-league bullpen.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Recalled from Triple-A

    Vespi was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Vespi has put up a 3.00 ERA and 7:1 K:BB over nine relief innings during his time in the big leagues this season. He'll provide Orioles manager Brandon Hyde with a fresh left-handed bullpen arm.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Optioned to Triple-A

    Vespi was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Andy Kostka of TheBaltimoreBanner.com reports.

    Vespi has pitched well during his time in the majors this season, but he was needed for 2.1 innings of relief Monday so he probably wouldn't have been available for a day or two. Cionel Perez is back from the injured list to take his roster spot.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Recalled from Norfolk

    The Orioles recalled Vespi from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

    With Keegan Akin (back) headed for the 15-day injured list, Vespi will give the Orioles another left-handed option out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old has been great in Triple-A this season with a 1.71 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 26.1 frames, and he's capable of pitching multiple innings at a time.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Optioned to Triple-A

    Vespi was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

    Vespi was recalled Friday and didn't pitch in that game before getting a quick ticket back to Norfolk. He has a 1.77 ERA and seven saves in 20.1 innings across 19 appearances out of the Triple-A bullpen.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Recalled from Triple-A

    Vespi was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Jacob Calvin Meyer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Vespi was up with the big club briefly last month but didn't make an appearance. He's posted an impressive 1.77 ERA and 21:5 K:BB over 20.1 relief innings with Norfolk this season.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Moves back to minors

    The Orioles optioned Vespi to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

    Vespi joined the Orioles ahead of Friday's series opener with the Pirates but didn't appear out of the bullpen either of the past two days. He'll head back to the minors to open up a spot on the 26-man active roster for an extra infielder in Joey Ortiz, who was called up from Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Recalled from Triple-A

    Vespi was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles on Friday.

    He's taking the roster spot of Drew Rom, who was optioned Thursday. It will be the first stint in the majors this year for Vespi, who posted a 4.10 ERA and 28:8 K:BB over 26.1 relief innings with the big club in 2022.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Sent down to Triple-A

    Vespi was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles on Monday, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.

    Vespi is just now returning from sports hernia surgery that he underwent in January, and the southpaw will need more time to get ready for the regular season. The 27-year-old will likely be an up-and-down option for Baltimore throughout the 2023 campaign.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Set to pitch Monday

    Vespi (abdomen) said he's scheduled to pitch in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox, Andy Kostka of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    The 27-year-old underwent sports hernia surgery in early January but is now in the final stages of his rehab program. Vespi's spring debut will be a good sign for his potential availability Opening Day, though he'll likely need to show he can pitch on back-to-back days before being fully cleared. He had a 4.10 ERA across 26.1 innings during his first taste of the majors in 2022, so he's hardly guaranteed to make the Opening Day roster even when healthy.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Sim game coming up

    Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday that Vespi (sports hernia) is slated to throw a simulated game next week, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

    After Vespi threw a 35-pitch bullpen session last Friday, there had been some hope that he would be cleared to face hitters this week, but the Orioles will instead continue to take things slowly with the lefty reliever for a few more days. With the Orioles providing no indication that he has suffered a setback in his recovery from the sports hernia surgery he underwent Jan. 5, Vespi still looks on pace to get fully ramped up by the time Opening Day arrives. However, since Vespi doesn't have an extensive track record in the majors and still has two minor-league options remaining, it wouldn't be surprising if the Orioles optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk before heading north for the start of the regular season.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Nearing game action

    Vespi (abdomen) threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session Friday and appears set to advance to facing hitters next week, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    Vespi mixed in all of his pitches during Friday's bullpen session. "I'm right where I need to be," he said. "Everything feels great. My arm feels great, my body feels great. I'm ready to go." Despite the delayed start this year, Vespi is still in contention for a bullpen spot, as he should have at least a couple of Grapefruit League appearances before the regular season begins. It'll likely come down to his performance in those games that determines if he begins the campaign with the Orioles or at Triple-A Norfolk.

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  • Orioles' Nick Vespi: Tosses first post-surgery bullpen

    Vespi (sports hernia) completed a fastball-only bullpen session Tuesday consisting of 20-to-25 pitches, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.

    The bullpen session marked Vespi's first mound work since he underwent surgery Jan. 5 to address a sports hernia. Though the reliever isn't expected to be available for the early part of the Orioles' Grapefruit League schedule while he advances through a throwing progression, both Vespi and manager Brandon Hyde have reiterated that they expect the 27-year-old southpaw will be ready to go for Opening Day.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 235 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 28
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: L, L