Orioles recall Belfiore

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Orioles have recalled left-hander Mike Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk to take the roster spot vacated yesterday by outfielder Xavier Avery.

Belfiore is in the visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field and listed among the relievers on the Orioles' lineup card.

Belfiore could be optioned on Saturday if the Orioles activate reliever Pedro Strop from the 15-day disabled list.

Today's move leaves the Orioles with four left-handers in the bullpen.

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
Chris Dickerson DH
Ryan Flaherty 2B

Jason Hammel RHP

For the Rays
Matt Joyce RF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Kelly Johnson LF
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Desmond Jennings CF
Luke Scott DH
Jose Molina C
Yunel Escobar SS

Chris Archer RHP

The Orioles took another catcher in the sixth round of the First-Year Player Draft - Calvert Hall's Alex Murphy.

The Orioles really like this kid and were concerned that another team would grab him. I heard that the Red Sox were interested in him.

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