Simon reinstated from restricted list, Bell sent to Triple-A

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Alfredo Simon from the Restricted List and optioned infielder Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, second baseman Brian Roberts has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Simon on the 40-man roster.

Simon, 30, is 2-2 with a 4.36 ERA in nine games (two starts) for the Orioles this season.

Bell, 24, singled and scored in last night's game. He has batted .254 with 52 runs, 11 doubles and a team-high 16 home runs and 47 RBI in 86 games for Norfolk this season.

Roberts, 33, has been on the disabled list since May 17 with a concussion.