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No surprise: O's recall Montanez and Bergesen

When Ryan Freel didn't get up after he was hit in the head by a pickoff throw from Justin Masterson on Monday, it wasn't hard to figure what was going to happen next. When Freel spent last night in a Boston hospital for observation, I think everyone pretty much figured that Lou Montanez was headed up today. Freel was just placed on the disabled list opening a space on the 25-man roster.

Montanez deserved to make the team out of spring training, but was blocked by the Felix Pie experiment...and he wasn't alone. Fellow outfield prospect Nolan Reimold also had a great spring and is off to a terrific start at Triple-A Norfolk, but Montanez showed last year he can be productive off the bench at the major league level.

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To fill the slot vacated by Montanez on the Tides roster, outfielder Jeff Fiorentino has been moved up to Triple-A from the Bowie roster. OF Joe Nowicki will go from Class-A Aberdeen to Bowie to fill the roster spot left open by Fiorentino.

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