Orioles reinstate Scott from DL, demote Mata to Norfolk

July 19, 2010 | Luke Jones

As expected, the Orioles have activated outfielder Luke Scott from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Scott on the roster, right-handed reliever Frank Mata has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Scott has been on the disabled list since July 1 with a strained left hamstring. At the time of the injury, Scott was batting .274 (61-223) with 12 home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games for the Orioles.

Mata pitched to a 7.79 ERA (17.1IP, 15ER) in 15 games for the Orioles after making his major league debut on May 26. He allowed just one earned run in his first seven appearances for the Orioles, but has given up eight earned runs in his last four appearances (5.1 innings).

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