Adams, Reimold to replace Jakubauskas, Patton
The Orioles continued to shake-up their roster as they demoted pitchers Troy Patton and Chris Jakubauskas, who were just recalled earlier in the day and combined to pitch the final 5 2/3 innings tonight, and summoned outfielder Nolan Reimold and second baseman Ryan Adams from Triple-A Norfolk to take their place.
Both players will be available for Friday's start of the Washington Nationals series. The moves will leave the Orioles with a seven-man bullpen and a four-man bench.
Reimold is hitting .237 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 39 games for the Tides. He has played in 143 games over the previous two seasons with the Orioles, batting .262 with 18 homers and 59 RBIs. With Luke Scott expected to play some first base with Derrek Lee on the disabled list, Reimold could platoon with Felix Pie in left field.
Adams, a 24-year-old second baseman, was hitting .303 with two homers and eight RBIs in 38 games for Norfolk. He still has yet to make his Major League debut. With Brian Roberts and Cesar Izturis on the disabled list, the Orioles were down to just two middle infielders before Adams’ promotion..
Adams is not on the 40-man roster, but the Orioles currently have one open vacancy on it. Alfredo Simon will also have to be added on Sunday, but there are options to create a spot, including moving Izturis to the 60-day DL.