Orioles option Hernandez to Bowie, recall Izturis

July 10, 2009 | Nestor Aparicio

Surprise, surprise! The Orioles have optioned rookie righthander David Hernandez to Double-A Bowie in order to reinstate shortstop Cesar Izturis from the disabled list.

While it might seem a little “funky” demoting a kid like Hernandez, who is clearly among their better starters, it makes sense with the All Star break coming and getting him some more “work” in during the down time in the bigs. It also gives them time to move a player in a deal.

So, at least the Orioles are “active” in mid July and Andy McPhail is a bulldog.

More to come…

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