Bergesen, Blake Davis en route to join club
While the Orioles are seemingly willing to give Jeremy Guthrie a couple of more days before considering moving the starter to the disabled list, they are poised to do other roster juggling after tonight’s game.
Right-handed starter Brad Bergesen and utility infielder Blake Davis have both been summoned to join the club, but the Orioles are still deciding whether they’ll be officially recalled and whose spots that they’ll take.
Bergesen is 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA in three starts for the Tides after he was optioned on May 28. He went 1-6 with a 5.36 ERA in 10 outings (nine starts) for the Orioles earlier this season. He’ll likely be used as a long man and then become one of the main candidates to start Tuesday if Guthrie is unable to go.
Davis, 27, was hitting .284 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 49 games for Norfolk. The versatile infielder could take the roster spot of young second baseman Ryan Adams, who the Orioles want to return to Triple-A so he can play every day. Adams has started just six games for the Orioles, batting .227 with an RBI.
Double-A Bowie left-hander Pedro Viola, who is 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA and two saves in 20 appearances for the Baysox this season, joined the club today, but he was an insurance policy if Guthrie had to go on the disabled list. When the club learned that Guthrie’s injury wasn’t severe, Viola was returned to Bowie.