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Chance Sisco Optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

June 19, 2018 - 9:07 am

By Joe Schiller

The catcher position has been a revolving door for the struggling Baltimore Orioles and it continues.

Following the team’s 10-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Father’s Day, catcher Chance Sisco was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, per a team announcement. MASN’s Roch Kubatko later reported that Caleb Joseph was returning to the starting lineup in place of the 23-year old.

Sisco was scratched before Sunday’s game with an illness and skipper Buck Showalter did not provide a definitive timetable for his return. Many believed Sisco would take over the full-time catcher role for the Orioles this season but his production has been sporadic over the course of 47 games. Sisco has produced two home runs and 16 RBIs along with a .218 batting average during that span.

One day following his 32nd birthday, re-joins the Orioles and brother, Corban, for the first of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals tonight. He’ll compete for playing time with rookie Austin Wynns, who’s started the last two games behind the plate.

David Hess (2-3) will take on Jefry Rodriquez (0-0) as the Orioles search for their 21st victory of the season.