Asencio joining bullpen, Roberts leading off (Jurrjens DFA)

The Orioles have selected the contract of reliever Jairo Asencio from Triple-A Norfolk. He’s listed on the lineup sheet and will wear No. 63.

Asencio isn’t on the 40-man roster, so a corresponding move is pending.

Asencio, 30, was 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA and 20 saves with Norfolk. The Orioles acquired him from the Brewers on March 25.

As for tonight’s lineup, second baseman Brian Roberts has been elevated to the leadoff spot. Nick Markakis is batting third and Nate McLouth eighth.

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

Chris Tillman RHP

Update: To create a 40-man roster spot for Asencio, right-hander Jair Jurrjens has been designated for assignment. The Orioles have 10 days to trade, release or outright Jurrjens to the minors. Jurrjens pitched to a 4.91 ERA in two games, including one start, for the Orioles.

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