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For The Birds: Jim Johnson rejoins Orioles

After spending four nights in the hospital, closer Jim Johnson rejoined the Orioles Friday.

Doctors had a hard time figuring out what was wrong with Johnson, but they finally determined it was food poisoning and he was able to keep his last two meals down.

He got out of the hospital this morning, and described the experience as one he wouldn't recommend.

"It wasn't enjoyable," Johnson told reporters. "It was pretty bad. You're going to wash your mics after this."

As for when he could return to pitching, Baltimore manager Buck Showalter isn't sure and neither is Johnson.

"We're just kind of playing it by ear right now. I'm going to do what I can, but not overdo it," Johnson told reporters. "We'll see where I'm at. I just tell them how I feel after I do certain things. We'll just make a game plan. I'm not doing anything structured, it's kind of based upon how I feel.

"I'm just kind of lethargic I guess right now. I've been laying on my back for four days. Just getting on my feet, running around, doing some [cardio] stuff was good."

Robert Andino also is back with the team after missing two games to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. The Orioles optioned Jason Berken to Norfolk to make room.

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