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Patton in mix after all (updated); Jones back in lineup

Orioles left-handed pitcher Troy Patton is in the visitors' clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

Despite earlier speculation that he might be recalled to the big league team from Triple-A Norfolk, the expectation as recently as this morning was that Patton would not be promoted and that right-hander David Hernandez and Double-A Bowie lefty Pedro Viola would be the club's final roster additions.

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Update: Minutes ago, the club officially announced that it has recalled Patton and Viola and reinstated Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list.

With the move, the Orioles will have one more pitcher they'll have to try to find innings for, as you'd have to believe they want to avoid calling up Patton simply to have him sit on the bench -- though they did exactly that at one point this season, for one day, to have him serve as an emergency long reliever.

Patton went 8-11 with a 4.43 ERA in 25 starts for Norfolk this season. In his last game for the Tides on Friday, he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six in 6 2/3 innings and earned the win over visiting Charlotte.

In other news, center fielder Adam Jones is back in the Orioles' starting lineup. Jones had been held out of the lineup for 10 of the past 12 games after being hit in the back of the left shoulder by a pitch from the Chicago White Sox's Gavin Floyd (Mount St. Joseph) on Aug. 24. Jones hasn't played since Wednesday.

Also, the recently called-up Robert Andino is in the lineup at shortstop. Andino played in 78 games for the Orioles last season but is set to see his first action with the team this year.

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