O's to recall Berken, place Simon on DL (updated)
The Orioles today will recall right-handed reliever Jason Berken from Triple-A Norfolk. He is expected to be available tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays.
To make room on the roster, the Orioles will place reliever Alfredo Simon on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. He is being re-evaluated when he gets to the park today.
At Norfolk, Berken has been used in the starting rotation, but will serve as a long reliever for the Orioles.
He was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in four starts for the Tides, allowing 19 hits and seven walks while striking out 15 in 16 1/3 innings. He was 0-2 with a 7.94 ERA in 15 outings for the Orioles before being demoted.
Simon is 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA in five relief appearances for the Orioles this season. Over 14 1/3 innings, he has struck out 15 while allowing 13 hits and six walks.