Recovering From 17-Inning Game, Orioles Add Arms

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fresh off a 17-inning win in which they had to use a position player to pitch the final two innings, the Baltimore Orioles have promoted two right-handers from the minors.

The Orioles recalled Jason Berken and purchased the contract of Stu Pomeranz from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

Baltimore optioned righty Tommy Hunter and catcher Ronny Paulino to Norfolk. Hunter started Sunday’s game but lasted just 4 1/3 innings before the Orioles beat Boston in the 17th. He’s 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA in six starts.

Paulino is batting .300 in nine games.

Berken pitched with the Orioles from 2009-11.

To make room, Baltimore transferred left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada to the 60-day disabled list. He is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network

Listen Live