O's place Simon on DL, recall Berken

The Orioles announced today that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Jason Berken from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Alfredo Simon on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, with a right hamstring strain.

Berken was with the Orioles earlier in the season until being optioned to Norfolk on May 20 after pitching to a 7.94 ERA (17.0IP, 15 ER) in 15 appearances. He was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (16.1IP, 7 ER) in four starts with the Tides.

Simon has appeared in five games for the Orioles this season, going 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA (14.1IP, 5 ER). He pitched 3.0 innings or more in each of his last three outings.