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Orioles option Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk, reinstate Chris Davis
Orioles option Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk, reinstate Chris Davis

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the decision to keep rookie Caleb Joseph on the active roster and send Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk was “51 to 49 percent.” In activating first baseman Chris Davis from the paternity list, the Orioles needed to send one of their three catchers to the minor leagues. It wasn’t going to be veteran Nick Hundley, whom the Orioles acquired in a deal with the San Diego Padres on Saturday. So the choices were Joseph, a 27-year-old career minor leaguer who had one hit in 23 at-bats (.043) in the majors heading into Tuesday, and Clevenger, the 28-year-old Baltimore native who hit .243 in 74 at-bats. Both were forced to refine their...

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