Quick Demotions

The Orioles have optioned RHP Chris Jakubauskas and LHP Troy Patton to AAA Norfolk. 2B Ryan Adams and OF Nolan Reimold will be recalled from Norfolk to take their place.

That was quick. The Orioles got what they needed from Jakubauskas and Patton last night, innings, and have sent them back to Norfolk to get the bench back to full strength. Adams will presumably play second base until Brian Roberts is cleared to return from the 7 day concussion DL. After scorching the ball in spring training Adams got off to a slow start in AAA but quickly turned it around, batting .303/.373/.434 with 10 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homeruns, 8 RBI, and 3 stolen bases. His defense has always been an issue but apparently he looks vastly improved this year with only four errors. He’ll get his tryout. Meanwhile, Reimold finally makes it back to the majors. It may not be the way the Orioles envisioned it, with Nolan hitting .237/.329/.410 with 6 doubles, 6 homeruns, 22 RBI, and 2 stolen bases, but I’m sure hes happy to be back. It probably won’t last long as he’ll spell Luke Scott/Felix Pie in left field and maybe pinch hit here or there but if he takes advantage of the opportunity who knows. The Orioles roster has had a bunch of different looks over the past week, hopefully this one works until everyone gets healthy.


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