Middle infield depth

The Orioles have summoned infielder Ryan Adams from the minor league camp. He'll wear No. 96.

If he gets into the game, he'll have to report as tackle-eligible.

"It was actually a big surprise," said Adams, who batted .288 with 14 doubles, two homers and 25 RBIs in 59 games at Single-A Frederick last season.

"They just pulled me off the field (yesterday) and told me they were sending me here. It was a pretty cool feeling."

Adams is here because Brian Roberts still isn't ready to play and Justin Turner remains day-to-day with a bruised left foot. Cesar Izturis has returned to the lineup after being scratched from Friday night's game with a sore throat.

Adams was supposed to join the Orioles for a split-squad game in Jupiter last spring, but it was rained out.

"We had to get up at 5 in the morning to travel across," he said. "That was a little tease."


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