The Baltimore Orioles have called up Tommy Hunter from Bowie to pitch out of the bullpen. Hunter will probably be used in long relief, even though the Orioles have rarely needed a long-man lately.
The Orioles have also purchases the contract of Zach Phillips, a left-handed pitcher who will be used out of the bullpen. With Troy Patton out the Orioles have needed more lefties in the pen. Brian Matusz and Randy Wolf have been overused after the series against the New York Yankees.
Jason Berken has been designated for assignment by the Orioles, he has been up and down in his career with the Orioles. Berken has been used has a reliever and starter in his career with the Orioles.
The Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays today, 4-0. Joe Saunders had an outstanding start going 6 and 1/3rd scoreless innings. The Yankees are currently losing to the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-3, if the Yankees lose the Orioles will only be a game back from first place in the AL East.