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Pie gets call, will be ready to go if Scott lands on DL

The Orioles contacted outfielder Felix Pie, who went 1-for-4 with a walk tonight for Double-A Bowie, and told him to be ready to go tomorrow if Luke Scott goes on the disabled list as expected.

Well, Pie, who hasn't played since April 15 due to a torn muscle in his back, didn't waste any time. Pie arrived at Camden Yards about two hours after the conclusion of the Orioles' 9-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics tonight to start moving some of his stuff and equipment back into his locker.

He'll probably be activated tomorrow as Scott said he expects to miss about two weeks. If Scott suddenly feels dramatically improved and keep in mind that he was on crutches tonight, Pie will play at least two more rehab games with Bowie and then be activated next week in Detroit.

The Orioles had hoped to give Pie a couple of more days with Bowie so he can work on his throwing. However, Scott's injury will probably force the Orioles' hand a little. Plus, Pie can play a couple of games at designated hitter with Scott down and out.

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