The Orioles have placed RHP Brad Bergesen on the 15 day disabled list with a left shin contusion. RHP Chris Ray has been activated from the disabled list to replace him on the roster. The Orioles have also recalled RHP Kam Mickolio from AAA Norfolk to replace LHP George Sherrill on the roster.
Losing Bergesen hurts. Hopefully he won’t be out for long and he can come back to the rotation when his 15 days are up. The x-rays on his leg came back negative, but the bruise was deep enough to make him unable to make at least his next start. Ray threw 3 scoreless innings in his injury rehab with AA Bowie over 3 appearances. He’ll try to earn his set up man job back. I’m glad Mickolio will be back with the club. He looked good in his limited time with the O’s a couple weeks ago, throwing 3.2 scoreless innings in 3 games. I’d like to see Danys Baez and Mark Hendrickson traded so we can give RHP Jim Miller and LHP Wilfredo Perez a look in the bullpen.