BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have designated veteran outfielder Bill Hall for assignment and recalled pitcher Stu Pomeranz from Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles also recalled catcher Ronny Paulino from Norfolk on Friday and optioned Luis Exposito to the same minor league club.

Hall was batting .286 with one homer since joining the team on May 12. He had seven at-bats in six games.

Manager Buck Showalter expressed hope that Hall would pass through waivers and accept an assignment to Norfolk.

Showalter said the Orioles wanted to add Pomeranz to “keep the integrity of the bullpen.” The right-hander made two scoreless appearances with Baltimore earlier this season.

Paulino hit .300 (9 for 30) with three RBIs in nine games for the Orioles earlier this season. Exposito was batting .059 in eight games with Baltimore.

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


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