The Orioles placed right-hander Jason Hammel on the disabled list with a flexor mass in his right arm retroactive to Monday, manager Buck Showalter said before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros. He's eligible to return Aug. 13.
When L.J. Hoes was called up to the Orioles last September, it was to learn. The Orioles were in the heat of the playoff race, and Hoes -- the team's 2012 minor league player of the year -- was on the periphery.
Buck Showalter doesn't know how many wins it will take to win the American League East this year. The Orioles manager said he had a recent discussion about it, but couldn't come up with a ballpark figure.
In a game that featured the top two home-run hitting teams in the majors, the Orioles blasted Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle for three homers, including Adam Jones¿ three-run blast, to give the Orioles a 8-5 win over the Blue Jays in Friday night¿s series opener in front of an announced 42,660 at Camden Yards.
The Orioles designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment Friday to clear room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jairo Asencio, who joined the Orioles before the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.