The Orioles Tuesday announced that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher J.C. Romero and recalled right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Troy Patton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13, with a right ankle sprain. To make room for Romero on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich has been designated for assignment.
Romero was acquired from the Cleveland organization yesterday. He will wear #48.
This will be the third stint with the Orioles this season for Johnson, who was optioned on August 9. He won his first major league start on August 8.
Patton is 1-0 with a 2.58 ERA (52.1IP, 15ER) and 48 strikeouts in 50 appearances for the Orioles this season.
Socolovich pitched to a 6.97 ERA (10.1IP, 8ER) in six appearances for Baltimore.