BOSTON - Bill Hall is an Oriole. Then he isn’t. Then he is. Then he isn’t.
Where he stops, nobody knows.
Well, we know that he’s rejoining Triple-A Norfolk after clearing waivers today and again being outrighted. He’ll meet up with the Tides in Rochester.
Teams had until 1 p.m. today to put in a claim.
The Orioles designated Hall for assignment on Saturday to make room on the 25- and 40-man rosters for first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce, obtained from the Yankees for cash considerations.
Hall was batting .222 (2-for-9) with one home run, one RBI and two runs scored in seven games with the Orioles, who purchased his contract on Friday and started him in right field.
Speaking of the Tides, they trailed Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1-0 in the fourth inning.
Lew Ford tripled and is batting .388. Brad Bergesen has allowed one run and three hits in four innings, with one walk and five strikeouts. He served up a home run to Coban Joseph, brother of Double-A Bowie catcher Caleb Joseph.
Miguel Tejada isn’t in the lineup today.