Orioles option Meek recall Brach

The Baltimore Orioles have optioned pitcher Evan Meek to triple-A Norfolk and are going to recall pitcher Brad Brach from Norfolk. The Orioles taxed their bullpen yesterday while playing a double-header and need a fresh arm.

Meek started the season off pitching strong but lately he has struggled and his era has rose to 6.94, which is not good. Brach has not pitched that great in Norfolk but he will give the Orioles an extra arm. Brach has a 4.85 era while pitching in 12 games for the Tides.

Here is the Orioles press release on Meek.

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Orioles lineup versus the Pirates game one (Lombardozzi optioned Machado activated)

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012The Baltimore Orioles play the Pittsburgh Pirates in a double header today and the Orioles will have some roster moves coming.  Manny Machado will be activated today but will not start in the first game of the double header, Flaherty will start at third.  To make room for Machado the Orioles have optioned Steve Lombardozzi.  Lombardozzi has played extremely well with the Orioles this season batting .292.

Troy Patton is also likely to be activated today but it will have to wait until the first game is over.  Steve Pearce is also getting his second start with the Orioles today and Jamile Weeks is starting at second base.

Here is the Orioles lineup from Brittany Ghiroli.

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Orioles sign Pearce

200px-Steve_Pearce_on_June_10,_2012The Baltimore Orioles have announced that they have signed Steve Pearce to a major league contract. Pearce was designed for assignment on April 22 to make room for T.J. McFarland.

With Chris Davis being out for some time with an injury the Orioles do not have a true backup first baseman.  Pearce can play first base and the outfield, though I do not think he plays either that well.  Bringing back Pearce is clearly a depth move.

Here is the Orioles press release.

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Machado to be activated tonight (if there is a game)

479px-Manny_Machado_8-10-2012The Baltimore Orioles plan to activate Manny Machado tonight and start him at third base, according to Brittany Ghiroli.  Machado has been on the disabled list the entire season and has recently had a very success rehab assignment with the Frederick Keys.  Machado had a .667 batting average, four doubles and one triple with the Keys.

The weather looks questionable in Baltimore and if there is not a game then Machado will remain on the disabled list.

Here is Ghiroli’s tweet about Machado.

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Orioles option McFarland and recall Weeks

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The Baltimore Orioles have optioned T.J. McFarland and recalled Jemile Weeks, the Orioles announced today.  The Orioles have Chris Davis ailing and could need an extra man on the bench.  Weeks can play the infield and outfield.

McFarland pitched three innings last night and will not be able to pitch for a few days.  Ian Jett had more on McFarland here.

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Orioles acquire Guilmet, place Reimold on the 60-day DL

 

File:Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14).jpgThe Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for minor league outfielder Torsten Boss. The Orioles optioned Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles also have place Nolan Reimold on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Guilmet on the 40-man roster. Reimold is far from recovering from his neck surgery and has yet to resume baseball activities.
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