The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP Tim Berry from Double-A Bowie and selected the contract of RHP Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, the club has placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 31, with a strained right oblique and optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk.
Berry, 23, has gone 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA (63.1IP, 29ER) and a career-best 3.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 11 starts for the Baysox this season. A 50th round selection in the 2009 First Year Player Draft, Berry will become the lowest-drafted player in club history to play in the majors with the Orioles when he makes his debut (previously INF Calvin Pickering, 35th round in 1995). Berry will wear #34.
Meek, 31, has gone 1-0 with three saves and a 3.95 ERA (13.2IP, 6ER) in 12 games with the Tides. He went 0-1 with a 6.94 ERA (11.2IP, 9ER) in 12 appearances for the Orioles earlier this season.
Gonzalez, 30, is 3-4 with a 4.17 ERA (58.1IP, 27ER) in 11 games (10 starts) for the Orioles this season, posting six Quality Starts and a career-best 7.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.
Guilmet, 26, has pitched to a 5.79 ERA (9.1IP, 6ER) in nine games for the Orioles this season, striking out 11 and walking two.
To make room for Meek on the 40-man roster, infielder Michael Almanzar has been transferred to the 60-day DL.