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May 10, 2011

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.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 2:45 PM | | Comments (3)
        

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jeff can you please try to explain why the orioles do not have 10 days to make a decision on josh rupe. does this mean that he is terminated imediately

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Jeff Z's reply: Orioles will find out Thursday if Rupe clears waivers. IF he doesn't, he'll join the team that claims him. If he does, he'll be out-righted to Norfolk.

Jeff,

You stated that "the Orioles will not have 10 days to trade Rupe, release him or pass him through waivers and outright him to Triple-A Norfolk."

How many days will the Orioles have to trade, release or outright Rupe to Norfolk?

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Jeff Z's reply: Orioles will find out Thursday if Rupe clears waivers. IF he doesn't, he'll join the team that claims him. If he does, he'll be out-righted to Norfolk.

"The Orioles will not have 10 days to trade Rupe, release him or pass him through waivers and outright him to Triple-A Norfolk." Don't you mean "will *now* have?

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