Orioles purchase contract of Mark Hendrickson, option Zach Britton to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Mark Hendrickson from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Hendrickson on the 25-man roster, the Orioles optioned left-handed pitcher Zach Britton to Double-A Bowie.

Hendrickson, 37, went 2-4 with a 2.87 ERA (47.0IP, 15 ER) in 19 games for the Tides. He did not allow an earned run in seven of his last eight outings for Norfolk. Hendrickson is 7-11 with a 4.74 ERA (180.1IP, 95 ER) in 105 games for Baltimore over the last two seasons.

Britton, 23, was 6-7 with a 4.05 ERA (104.1IP, 47 ER) in 18 starts for the Orioles this season.

Hendrickson will wear uniform number 31.

With today’s moves the Orioles have 40 players on their 40-man roster.