Hunter optioned, Exposito in lineup

The Orioles are making room for reliever Jason Berken by optioning starter Tommy Hunter to Triple-A Norfolk.

Hunter is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA. He lasted only 4 1/3 innings yesterday in Boston, allowing five runs and eight hits, walking one and striking out two. He’s allowed nine home runs in 36 innings.

Hunter said his toe and back are fine. His issues aren’t related to his health. He just needs to pitch better.

Catcher Luis Exposito is in tonight’s lineup, so he hasn’t been optioned. It appears that catcher Ronny Paulino has been sent down. He’s not currently listed among the reserves.

Stu Pomeranz wasn’t listed among the reserves a few minute ago, but that’s apparently changed.

More to come.

For the Orioles:
Robert Andino 2B
J.J. Hardy SS
Nick Markakis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters DH
Mark Reynolds 3B
Wilson Betemit LF
Chris Davis 1B
Luis Exposito C

Brian Matusz LHP

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