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Jake Arrieta passes first test down with Triple-A Norfolk
Jake Arrieta passes first test down with Triple-A Norfolk

OAKLAND, Calif — Orioles manager Buck Showalter's focus was on the Oakland Athletics on Friday night, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have an eye on what was happening in Charlotte. Right-hander Jake Arrieta, who was demoted Monday after compiling a 6.63 ERA in four big league starts, made his 2013 Triple-A debut Friday night for the Norfolk Tides at the Charlotte Knights. Facing the Chicago White Sox’s Triple-A affiliate, which has several former major leaguers including Brent Morel, Lars Anderson and ex-Orioles Josh Bell and Steve Tolleson, Arrieta passed his first test down below. The 27-year-old allowed three hits in six scoreless innings, striking out...

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