Orioles call up OF Xavier Avery, option RHP Pomeranz to Triple-A Norfolk

May 13, 2012 | WNST Staff

The Orioles announced Sunday that they have selected the contract of outfielder Xavier Avery and optioned right-handed pitcher Stu Pomeranz to Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery, 22, batted .273/.373/.469 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games for the Tides. He hit safely in eight of his last nine games, including multi-hit games in each of his last four. Avery will wear uniform number 13.

Pomeranz has made two scoreless appearances (4.0IP, 4H, BB, 3K) for the Orioles since having his contract selected on May 7.

To make room for Avery on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated infielder Matt Antonelli for assignment.