Will Adams get extended shot? (UPDATED: Bell sent down)
By Jeff Zrebiec
Aug 21, 2011 | 11:36 AM
The Orioles are expected to recall Triple-A Norfolk second baseman Ryan Adams in time for tomorrow night's series opener in Minnesota.
Adams, 24, is batting .283 with 10 homers, 37 RBIs and five steals in 93 games for the Tides. He was up with the Orioles earlier this season and went 5-for-23 (.217) with one RBI in nine games.
No word on the corresponding move, but adding an infielder obviously doesn't bode well for third baseman Josh Bell, who is not in the lineup this afternoon despite the fact that Mark Reynolds is out with a sore left ankle.
Matt Wieters is making his first big league start at first base, and Blake Davis is making his at third base instead.
At this point, the Orioles might as well give Adams a look at second over the last month plus to see how he does. Robert Andino and Davis could play third.
UPDATE: Bell has indeed been optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Adams.