Orioles option Burnett, Flaherty back at second base

MINNEAPOLIS - The Orioles made today's roster move official by optioning reliever Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk and recalling Steve Johnson, who will make tonight's start against the Minnesota Twins.

Burnett appeared in one game in his second stint with the club, striking out one in a scoreless inning.

Ryan Flaherty is back at second base tonight after Alexi Casilla started last night. Casilla will start Sunday afternoon.

For the Orioles
Nate McLouth LF
Manny Machado 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters C
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Nolan Reimold DH

Steve Johnson RHP

For the Twins
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer C
Ryan Doumit DH
Justin Morneau 1B
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Oswaldo Arcia LF
Wilkin Ramirez CF
Eduardo Escobar SS

Vance Worley RHP

Markakis is 3-for-3 with a double against Worley. Jones is 2-for-6 with three RBIs.

Johnson has never faced any of the current Twins.

Reimold, Flaherty, Steve Pearce and Chris Snyder were among the Orioles taking early batting practice today while hitting coach Jim Presley stood beside the cage.

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