Orioles option OF Xavier Avery

July 01, 2012 | WNST Staff

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP MIGUEL GONZALEZ from Triple-A Norfolk and have optioned OF XAVIER AVERY to Triple-A Norfolk.

Gonzalez made his major league debut with the Orioles on May 29 at Toronto and appeared in two games, posting a 2.45 ERA (7.1IP, 2ER). In 14 games for Norfolk (six starts), Gonzalez was 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA (44.2IP, 8ER).

In 18 games over two stints with the Orioles this year, Avery batted .222/.300/.361 with five doubles, a triple, a home run, six RBI and five stolen bases. He batted .268/.372/.411 with 16 stolen bases, 18 extra-base hits, 36 walks and 39 runs scored in 59 games for the Tides.