Castillo comes off DL, Machado remains out of lineup

NEW YORK - The Orioles activated catcher Welington Castillo from the 10-day disabled list this afternoon and again designated catcher Francisco Peña for assignment.

Castillo caught seven innings last night at Double-A Trenton and went hitless in three at-bats in his brief injury rehab assignment with the Bowie Baysox.

Castillo sustained a testicular injury on May 30 against the Yankees.

pena-high-five-dugout.jpgPeña also was designated for assignment on May 17, but he cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment. He again has the right to refuse based on prior outrights.

The 40-man roster is back down to 39 players.

Meanwhile, Manny Machado is out of the lineup for the third consecutive night with a strained left wrist and sore hand. Rubén Tejada is starting at third base.

Jonathan Schoop is batting second.

Trey Mancini, who’s in left field tonight, leads the majors with a .438 (14-for-32) average with runners in scoring position. Adam Jones is second in the American League and tied for fifth in the majors at .400 (14-for-35).

For the Orioles
Seth Smith RF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Adam Jones CF
Mark Trumbo DH
Chris Davis 1B
Trey Mancini LF
Welington Castillo C
J.J. Hardy SS
Rubén Tejada 3B

Chris Tillman RHP

Here are the starters for the White Sox series at Chicago:

Monday: Wade Miley vs. Mike Pelfrey
Tuesday: Alec Asher vs. Derek Holland
Wednesday: Dylan Bundy vs. Miguel Gonzalez
Thursday: Chris Tillman vs. David Holmberg

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