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Orioles to option Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk to make space for Francisco Rodriguez
Orioles to option Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk to make space for Francisco Rodriguez

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Orioles are optioning designated hitter Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk to make 25-man roster space for trade acquisition Francisco Rodriguez. With the Orioles scheduled to face right-handed starters over the next four days – Ervin Santana and Jeremy Guthrie here in Kansas City and Boston’s Ryan Dempster and Brandon Workman on Friday and Saturday, respectively – the club doesn’t need a right-handed designated hitter in the short term. That also signals more playing time for left-handed hitting rookie Henry Urrutia, who will make his third big-league start tonight against the Royals and is 4-for-12 so far. The club was also...

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