The Orioles activated utility man Ryan Flaherty from the 60-day disabled list Thursday and were still able to keep infielder Rubén Tejada in the organization. Tejada cleared outright waivers and was sent to Triple-A Norfolk.
The club had to add Flaherty, who has been on the disabled list since mid-May with a right shoulder strain, to its 25-man roster by Thursday after his 20-day minor league rehabilitation window expired.
Flaherty hit .333/.500/.510 in 16 rehab games with Double-A Bowie and High-A Frederick.
Tejada had been used sparingly since the Orioles acquired shortstop Tim Beckham at the nonwaiver trade deadline on July 31, making just two brief appearances this month amounting to two innings. Tejada, who hit .230/.293/.283 in 41 games with the Orioles, was just 1-for-19 over his last eight games.
He did not have any minor league options remaining, so he had to clear waivers before being outrighted to Norfolk.