Reliever Luis Lebron cleared waivers and was outrighted to short-season Single-A Aberdeen.
We get another look at Jo-Jo Reyes tonight, and he gets another look at the Angels on their home field.
Back on April 10, Reyes held the Angels to one earned run (three total) and six hits in seven innings, with one walk and six strikeouts. But the Blue Jays lost, 3-1.
Reyes is 1-1 with a 4.21 ERA in three appearances with the Orioles. In his last start, he limited the Tigers to one run and four hits over six innings.
Dan Haren is 4-2 with a 3.60 ERA in eight career starts against the Orioles.
Haren has gone at least 6 2/3 innings in his last five starts this season, and he’s worked into the eighth inning or later in three of those outings.
Haren has posted a 2.44 ERA at home, and opponents are batting .183.
Vladimir Guerrero is 12-for-34 (.353) with two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs against Haren.
J.J. Hardy stopped an 0-for-17 skid on Wednesday, but he’s 2-for-22. We’ll find out whether he’s running better tonight after looking like his left ankle was slowing him down on Wednesday.
Hardy denies that he’s hurting. Just tired legs, maybe. Whatever the reason, he didn’t look right.
Down on the farm, Triple-A Norfolk’s Mitch Atkins allowed six runs and a season-high 10 hits last night. He’s given up 16 earned runs and 22 hits in 12 innings since the Orioles optioned him.
Teammate Steve Johnson has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of the last 10 games (including a start that lasted only one inning because of rain.) Johnson, who’s starting tonight, is 1-3 with a 3.93 ERA in his last 10 outings.