Josh Rupe designated for assignment (updated)

The Orioles activated shortstop J.J. Hardy from the disabled list earlier today.

To make room on the 25-man roster, the club has designated long reliever Josh Rupe for assignment.

Rupe allowed nine earned runs and 16 hits in 14 1/3 innings for a 5.65 ERA. In his last outing, he held Kansas City to one hit in 3 2/3 scoreless innings.

The Orioles decided to keep two left-handers in their bullpen. Jason Berken is the only long reliever.

The two moves leave the Orioles with a 12-man pitching staff and four-man bench.

The Orioles have 39 players on their 40-man roster. They will get back to capacity when Alfredo Simon is removed from the restricted list.

I wanted to add that the Orioles have 10 days to trade, release or pass Rupe through waivers. If he clears, they would outright him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Rupe is currently on the field in jeans and a T-shirt, shaking hands and hugging his former teammates, while catchers Matt Wieters and Jake Fox take part in early drills with third base coach John Russell.

blog comments powered by Disqus




Rocket Fuel