The Orioles have made two roster moves today, selecting the contracts of outfielders Endy Chavez and L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room on the 40-man roster, they have designated right-hander Kevin Gregg and infielder Ryan Adams for assignment.
Gregg's departure came as a shock to the other pitchers on the staff, and the reliever said he was "really disappointed" to be leaving the O's in the middle of a playoff push.
Gregg went 3-2 with a 4.74 ERA in 40 appearances for the Orioles this season.
Hoes will be making his major league debut when he first plays. He batted .300 with three home runs, 38 RBI and 54 runs scored in 82 games with Norfolk after beginning the season with Double-A Bowie, where he batted .265 in 51 games. Hoes was the Orioles' third round pick in the 2008 draft out of St. John's High School in Washington, D.C.
Chavez batted .190 with two home runs and eight RBI in 47 games with the Orioles earlier this season. He was designated for assignment on Aug. 4 and played 15 games for the Tides after being outrighted.
Adams batted .224 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 65 games with the Tides this season.