Orioles left-hander Ashur Tolliver's second stay in the big leagues was another short one, as the team optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday's win against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tolliver, who was recalled Wednesday to replace injured left-hander Brian Duensing (elbow), pitched only once in this stint in the major leagues, picking up his first win Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. He made his big-league debut May 26 and made four appearances last month, totaling four innings and three earned runs.
The Orioles left after Sunday's game for a nine-game West Coast road trip, starting Tuesday in San Diego. Showalter hinted after the game that the club, moments before it announced the move, would try to travel near full strength because of the difficulty of flying out a minor-league player during the trip. Tolliver's wife is due to have the couple's child on July 7, meaning he could have been unavailable for three days if he left and came back.
The Orioles now have a spot open on the 25-man roster that they can use to recall another reliever ahead of Tuesday's series opener.