Looking to provide depth at shortstop and second base, the Orioles recalled infielder Brandon Fahey from Triple-A Norfolk yesterday and optioned outfielder-first baseman Jon Knott to the Tides.
Fahey was hitting .227 with seven doubles, six triples, two homers and 24 RBIs in 76 games. He had a .296 on-base percentage and a .315 slugging percentage. Over his past 10 games, however, Fahey hit .359 with three doubles and two triples.
Knott struck out twice and walked Sunday in his only start since rejoining the Orioles.
Fahey appeared in 91 games as a rookie last season, batting .235 with two homers and 23 RBIs. Exclusively a middle infielder in the minors, he appeared in 53 games in left field and one in right.
"You never say never," interim manager Dave Trembley said, "but I would think he's coming up here to play second base and shortstop."