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Orioles place Patton on DL, recall S. Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk

Posted on 14 August 2012 by WNST Staff

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.

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Orioles select contract of veteran OF Lew Ford

Posted on 29 July 2012 by WNST Staff

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The Orioles Sunday announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Lew Ford from Triple-A Norfolk.

Ford batted .331/.390/.550 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 62 games (242 at-bats) for the Tides this season. He last played in the majors in 2007, batting .233/.315/.362 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 55 games for Minnesota. He is a career .272/.349/.402 hitter with 32 home runs and 172 RBI in 494 games over five major league seasons (2003-07).

Ford will wear #51 and his addition fills the Orioles’ 40-man roster.

He takes the place of relief pitcher Miguel Socolovich, who was optioned to Norfolk following Saturday’s game.

Socolovich allowed one earned run in a new career-high 2.2 innings pitched in tonight’s game. In two stints with the Orioles, he pitched to a 9.00 ERA (7.0IP, 7ER) over four games.

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Orioles recall Socolovich, designate Eveland for assignment

Posted on 27 July 2012 by WNST Staff

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The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-handed Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Norfolk. Left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland has been designated for assignment to make room for Socolovich on the 25-man roster.

Socolovich made his major league debut on July 14 vs. Detroit after having his contract selected earlier in the day and pitched to a 9.00 ERA (4.0IP, 4ER) in two appearances with the Orioles. He is 3-0 with a 2.01 ERA (49.1IP, 11ER) in 26 games for the Tides this season and was named to the Triple-A All-Star team.

Eveland went 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA (32.1IP, 17ER) in 14 games (two starts) in his first stint with the Orioles, May 11-July 15.

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Orioles officially recall Britton, add Bergesen for bullpen help

Posted on 17 July 2012 by Luke Jones

The revolving roster door swung open again Tuesday as the Orioles officially recalled left-handed pitcher Zach Britton and purchased the contract of right-hander Brad Bergesen to add a fresh arm to a weary bullpen prior to the second of a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins.

Right-hander reliever Miguel Socolovich was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and second baseman Robert Andino was placed on the 15-day disabled list after Monday’s MRI revealed the infielder would miss at least three weeks with a left shoulder injury. To clear room for Bergesen on the 40-man roster, designated hitter Nick Johnson (right wrist) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Britton’s 2012 debut came much later than anyone expected after the 24-year-old opened the season on the disabled list with a nerve impingement in his left shoulder. Upon being activated on June 6, the left-hander was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk where the Orioles wanted to see him continue to build arm strength as well as work on commanding his breaking pitches better.

In eight starts with the Tides, Britton was 4-1 with a 4.15 earned run average over 47 2/3 innings. In his final tuneup in Triple A on July 12, he pitched seven shutout innings while striking out six and allowing four hits in a 7-0 victory for the Tides.

The addition of Bergesen brings a fresh arm to a tired Baltimore bullpen that pitched 7 1/3 innings Monday in an embarrassing 19-7 loss to the Twins. He is 4-3 with one save and a 4.03 ERA in 80 1/3 innings over 22 games (10 starts) with Triple-A Norfolk this season.  He has pitched to a 2.89 ERA in 28 innings out of the bullpen this season, including a 2.35 clip in his last 10 appearances since June 9.

Socolovich made his major league debut on Saturday and allowed four earned runs in four innings of work for the Orioles.

With Jim Thome now holding down the designated hitter duties for the Orioles, Johnson’s future with the club remains in doubt, but he’s been on the disabled list since June 28 and has a history of chronic wrist issues.

Right-handed pitcher Tommy Hunter will make Wednesday’s start in Minnesota, meaning the Orioles will be making yet another roster move in the next 24 hours.

Given how poorly the Orioles have pitched in recent weeks, the barrage of moves feels like little more than rearranging the deck chairs on the sinking Titantic with so few appealing options at their disposal.

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Teagarden, Socolovich up for Orioles; Eveland, Paulino sent out

Posted on 14 July 2012 by Luke Jones

BALTIMORE — Only one game into the second half of the season, the Orioles have made more roster changes as catcher Taylor Teagarden was activated from the 60-day disabled list and Triple-A Norfolk reliever Miguel Socolovich had his contract selected prior to Saturday’s game.

To clear room for both players on the 40-man roster, the Orioles have outrighted catcher Ronny Paulino to Norfolk and designated pitcher Dana Eveland for assignment. Paulino has three days to accept the assignment to Triple A or he can become a free agent. Eveland must pass through waivers and would be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday if he clears.

Teagarden was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury on April 4 and transferred to the 60-day DL on May 9. He batted .250 in nine rehab games with Gulf Coast, Single-A Delmarva, and Double-A Bowie — playing three games for each affiliate. He was acquired by the Orioles from Texas on December 1, 2011.

Socolovich has been one of Norfolk’s best pitchers this season, going 3-0 with a 1.77 earned run average in 45 2/3 innings of work. He walked only 11 and struck out 50 in 24 games with the Tides. Selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 11, he tossed a perfect inning and struck out two.

He was signed as a minor-league free agent on November 22, 2011. How long Socolovich stays with the Orioles remains to be seen as the club will need to make a roster move to recall pitcher Chris Tillman for Monday’s start — Miguel Gonzalez will now start on Sunday. Baltimore will likely recall pitcher Zach Britton to start on Tuesday and is still waiting word on the status of starter Jason Hammel, who left Friday’s start early with a right knee injury.

“He arguably has been [their] best pitcher,” said Showalter about Socolovich. “All year long, we have been trying to find a way to get him here. It could be tough to keep him here, too.”

Serving as the club’s backup catcher for most of the season, Paulino was batting .254 with no home runs and five runs batted in in 20 games with the Orioles this season.

After passing through waivers following spring training and starting the season at Norfolk, Eveland went 0-1 with a 4.73 earned run average in 32 1/3 innings over 14 appearances (two starts) with Baltimore this season. In Friday’s 7-2 loss to the Tigers, Eveland allowed a three-run homer to Jhonny Peralta.

“Theres no tougher job to stay sharp than the long reliever,” Showalter said. “We think to get him right and to get him back to where he was when we took him, he needs to get the ball every fifth day. And it’s not going to happen here.”

NOTES: Showalter revealed Tillman experienced a back spasm on Thursday, so the Orioles have decided to push his start back to Monday. The move also allows the club to get Gonzalez back to the mound a day sooner, which Showalter preferred anyway. … Left-hander Brian Matusz appears to be a strong candidate to take Jason Hammel’s place in the starting rotation if he is forced to miss a start. Matusz threw a shutout in his first start for Triple-A Norfolk on July 6 and is scheduled to start for the Tides on Sunday as of now.

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