Orioles Activate Britton And Send Berken To DL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zach Britton was activated from the disabled list and will start for the Baltimore Orioles against the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

Britton has been on the disabled list since Aug. 5 with a left shoulder strain. After winning five of his first six decisions, the 23-year-old lefty hasn’t won since June 8 and has lost eight of his last nine.

Baltimore also recalled infielder Ryan Adams from Triple-A Norfolk and sent reliever Jason Berken to the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain.

Adams hit .217 in seven games with the Orioles earlier in the season. He was playing second base and hitting ninth on Monday.

Berken was 1-2 with a 5.80 ERA in 35 games.

Orioles infielder Josh Bell was optioned to Norfolk after Sunday’s game.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserve)


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