The Orioles put Bowie starting pitcher Chorye Spoone on the disabled list Friday due to a tired shoulder, but they have not necessarily shut him down for the rest of the season.
The DL move came one day after Spoone's outing Thursday at Trenton, where he allowed a career-high eight walks and hit three batters over a 3 2/3 innings outing.
"There is nothing physically wrong with his shoulder, it's just a little tired. We will have him skip one start but he may not be done for the year," O's assistant director of player development, Tripp Norton said.
"We'll see how he responds and we are hopeful he will pitch again this year. We are not conceding the season," Norton said.
Until the Trenton outing, Spoone had not lost in 15 starts, dating back to mid May. He is 7-6, 4.02 on the year, throwing 132 innings.
He is 0-1, 5.54 in three August Baysox starts.
Spoone, a member of the O's 40-man roster and an 8th-round pick in 2005, is on the road back from shoulder surgery in September of 2008.
Meanwhile, it appears that Delmarva outfielder Steven Bumbry, the O's 12th-round pick in 2009, is headed for the disabled list.
Bumbry has been hampered by an oblique strain and has not played for the Shorebirds since last Saturday.
No doubt the injury contributed to his most recent 0 for 22 stretch which has cost him 13 points on his batting average.
Bumbry is batting .263-4-34 with 23 doubles and nine triples in 105 Delmarva games.
Update: The Bumbry to the DL move is now official, retroactive to August 19. They will announce his replacement on the roster later.
More minor league notes:
*Norfolk's Brandon Snyder is batting .321-1-6 in 16 August games with seven doubles.
*The Tides Jim Hoey struck out all five batters he faced last night vs. Durham and has fanned 23 in 14 2/3 innings at Triple-A.
*Bowie's Xavier Avery had two hits on Friday and has hit safely in eight of nine games with the Baysox. In his past four games, he is 6 for 17 with two doubles, a homer and 6 RBI.
*Frederick's L.J. Hoes had three hits last night and is batting .344 over his last 15 games with four doubles, a homer and 11 RBI.
*Delmarva's T.J. Baxter is 11 for 26 over his last six games.
*Aberdeen's David Anderson hit a solo homer in the 10th Friday to give the IronBirds a 1-0 win over Tri-City. He set a club record with his 11th homer, breaking the mark of 10 set by Tyler Kolodny in 2008. Anderson has five homers over his last 11 games.