Bergesen, who is making almost double the major league minimum at $800,000, had never been outrighted, so he had to return to Norfolk. But he didn't look at that as a negative.
"I had mixed feelings about it. All of us want to be in the big leagues, all of us want the best opportunity for our career, and if that is with someone else, well, you always want to be in a good situation," said Bergesen, who is 17-24 with a 4.68 ERA in 83 games with the Orioles over parts of three seasons. "But at the same time, I believe I have a good opportunity here still."