Orioles recall Pomeranz and Paulino; Exposito optioned; Hall designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Stu Pomeranz and catcher Ronny Paulino from Triple-A Norfolk, optioned catcher Luis Exposito to the Tides and designated infielder/outfielder Bill Hall for assignment.

Pomeranz has not allowed an earned run in 10 appearances this season with Triple-A Norfolk (five games, 10 IP) and Double-A Bowie (five games, 13.1 IP). He pitched more than one inning in nine of 10 appearances, striking out 35 and walking three. Pomeranz made two scoreless appearances (4.0 IP, 4H, BB, 3K) for the Orioles earlier this season after having his contract selected on May 7.

Paulino batted .300 (9-30) with three RBI in nine games for the Orioles earlier this season. He hit .283/.313/.391 in 12 games for Norfolk after being optioned on May 7.

Exposito hit .059 (1-17) in eight games with the Orioles after being recalled from the Tides on May 4.

Hall batted .286 (2-7) with a solo home run, becoming the 22nd Oriole in franchise history to hit a home run in his first game with Baltimore. He had his contract selected on May 12.