Townsend to miss some time; Loewen goes deep off Oriole

Orioles infield prospect Tyler Townsend could miss up to a week after hurting his hand while playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.

Townsend, a member of the Scorpions' taxi squad, has played in just one game in the AFL, going 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

The Orioles' third-round pick in 2009 out of Florida International University hit .325 with six homers and 45 RBIs in 52 games at three different affiliates this season.

Several Orioles, including Xavier Avery and Ryan Adams, have the day off in the AFL today. Infielder Greg Miclat did play and went 1-for-4 against the Peo Javelinas.

Wynn Pelzer, who the Orioles obtained from the San Diego Padres for Miguel Tejada, pitched one inning and allowed a solo homer to Adam Loewen, who continues his transformation from a pitcher to an outfielder.

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