Orioles option left-hander Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk.

Belfiore, 24, was recalled prior to Sunday's game but did not pitch. Belfiore was 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA (14.2IP, 9ER) and 17 strikeouts in 10 games for the Tides. In 2012, with Double-A Bowie, Belfiore was 5-1 with a 2.85 ERA (47.1IP, 15ER) in 28 games.

A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.