The Orioles haven't made a final decision yet, but the expectation is that Triple-A Norfolk first baseman Brandon Snyder will join the team in time for tomorrow night's game with Derrek Lee on the bereavement list.

If this is the direction the Orioles go, it will be Snyder's second stint with the team this season. It may be a little shorter than the first as Lee, who is in Sacramento to attend the services for his grandfather, is expected to rejoin the club no later than Tuesday's series opener in Toronto.

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Snyder is hitting .253 with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 48 games for the Tides. In five games for the Orioles this season, Snyder, 24, went 2-for-9 with a double.

In other minor league news, first baseman Joe Mahoney, the organization's reigning Minor League Player of the Year, will likely resume playing for Single-A Frederick this week before rejoining Double-A Bowie on Tuesday. Mahoney has played in only 10 games this season because of a variety of injuries.

Keys outfielder Trent Mummey and first baseman Tyler Townsend will both go on the minor league disabled list with hamstring pulls. They'll likely be out through the Carolina League All-Star break, which starts June 20.

Former top pick Matt Hobgood said on his Twitter feed that he'll throw a simulated game tomorrow in Sarasota, Fla. Hobgood has been rehabbing a shoulder injury.

Jason Berken allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings today in Triple-A Norfolk's 4-2 victory over Pawtucket. He now has a 3.86 ERA since his demotion from the Orioles.

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