Britton, two others optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

March 23, 2013 | WNST Staff

The Orioles announced Saturday that they have optioned left-handed pitcher Zach Britton and infielders Jonathan Schoop and Yamaico Navaroo to Triple-A Norfolk and have reassigned right-handed pitcher Daniel McCutchen to minor league camp.

In five spring appearances covering 10 1/3 innings, Britton posted a 6.10 earned run average with four walks and seven strikeouts. He allowed 13 hits and two home runs as he struggled to command his two-seam fastball.

Schoop played for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and had a home run and four runs batted in in six spring at-bats with the Orioles.

With this latest assignment, the Orioles have 40 players remaining at major league spring training, including 11 non-roster invitees.