Time To Call-Up Xavier Avery

Time To Call-Up Xavier Avery

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Despite the series win against the Nationals, the O’s still struggled mightily at the plate. The Birds were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position on Sunday and left eight men on base.

Chris Davis, previously killing the ball in the three-slot, is 0 for his last 29.

With Nolan Reimold done for the season and Nick Markakis still working his way back from hand surgery, the Orioles have put together a makeshift outfield that includes Steve Pearce, Steve Tolleson and the aforementioned Chris Davis — who played his first big league game in the outfield just 10 days ago.

Right now, I think the solution for the O’s ailing outfield is at Triple-A Norfolk. Xavier Avery, who the Birds sent down on May 29, is hitting .361 with 7 RBI in his last 10 games. Avery has four extra base-hits, seven walks and five stolen bases during that span.

Defense was never the issue for Avery during his two weeks with the O’s in May. The pitchers just seemed to adjust to him and he couldn’t adjust back.

But the 22-year-old deserves another shot and the Orioles could use the spark. Call him up.