The Orioles just announced Chris Tillman, who has a 1-4 record and a 7.92 ERA, has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

A corresponding move will be announced Wednesday. That will be the activation of either left-hander Michael Gonzalez or right-hander Kevin Millwood. Both will be activated by Thursday, so another move will have to be made then.

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The guess is that third baseman Josh Bell will then be sent down.

Tillman was the one activated when Millwood was placed on the DL on July 6. He had two starts: a gem in Texas in which he allowed two hits and one unearned run in 7 1/3 innings and Monday's disaster, when he allowed eight earned runs in 2 2/3 innings versus Tampa.

This means Brad Bergesen stays in the rotation.

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