Rupe designated for assignment, Hardy off 15-day DL
As expected, the Orioles activated J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list today and made room for him on the roster by designating right-handed reliever Josh Rupe for assignment. That means that they are carrying a 12-man pitching staff.
Rupe made nine appearances for the Orioles, allowing 16 hits and nine earned runs in 14 1/3 innings for a 5.65 ERA. The Orioles will not have 10 days to trade Rupe, release him or pass him through waivers and outright him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Hardy, who hasn't played since April 9 because of a strained left oblique muscle, went 2-for-9 in a three-game rehab stint with Norfolk.