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Troy Patton is headed back to Baltimore.

As expected, the Orioles recalled the left-handed reliever from Triple-A Norfolk today. Patton is expected to fill the role previously occupied by Will Ohman in the O's bullpen. Ohman was traded to the Florida Marlins on Saturday for right-handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk.

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Patton was 7-9 with a 4.80 ERA in 20 starts for the Tides this season. He was called up to the Orioles on July 21 against Tampa Bay, but did not see action and was sent back down to Norfolk later that night. His last appearance in the majors came in 2007 with the Houston Astros.

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