The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 4, with a right thumb blister.
Burnett, 25, had one earlier stint with the Orioles, April 22-24, but did not appear in a game. He is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA (9.1IP, ER) in six relief appearances for the Tides this season, with eight strikeouts and no walks. Burnett was claimed by the Orioles off waivers from Toronto on April 12. He went 4-4 with a 3.52 ERA (71.2IP, 28ER) in 67 appearances for Minnesota in 2012.
Gonzalez, 28, is 2-2 with a 4.58 ERA (35.1IP, 18ER) in six starts this season. He left his last start, May 3 against the Angels, after 6.0 innings because of the blister.