Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette never revealed his specific expectations for the season when it began in April. But now his immediate goal is clear: "We're in a position now that we have the kind of ballclub that we could win the division," Duquette said Tuesday.
The Orioles have placed infielder Wilson Betemit on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI taken before Thursday's game showed a small cartilage tear in his right wrist and a deep bone bruise. First baseman Joe Mahoney was called up from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Betemit on the roster.
When Joe Mahoney arrived in Southern California on Thursday to fill the Orioles empty roster spot created when Chris Tillman was optioned, he didn¿t know when ¿ or if ¿ he¿d see his first major-league action before the all-start break.
The Orioles could be racing to fill their roster after injuries to two key starters on Thursday. First baseman Mark Reynolds took a pitch to the outside of his left hand, but remained in the game after several minutes of being checked out by head trainer Richie Bancells.
The Orioles will recall first baseman Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk to fill the roster spot created when they optioned pitcher Chris Tillman following the club¿s 4-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday, according to a club source.