Belfiore recalled from Norfolk

MINNEAPOLIS - The Orioles have recalled left-hander Mike Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk as the replacement for pitcher Steve Johnson on the 25-man roster.

Belfiore’s flight landed from Syracuse, and he’s headed to Target Field.

Belfiore, 24, was acquired from the Diamondbacks on May 12, 2012 as the PTBNL in the Josh Bell trade. He’s on the 40-man roster, so a corresponding move isn’t necessary.

The Orioles now have four left-handers in their bullpen. Also, Freddy Garcia is available in relief today if needed.

Belfiore was 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA in 10 games at Norfolk, with 17 hits, nine walks and 17 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings. He’s never pitched in the majors.

Also, Norfolk placed outfielder Lew Ford on the seven-day disabled list.

For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Manny Machado 3B
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Matt Wieters DH
Steve Pearce LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Alexi Casilla 2B
Chris Snyder C

Wei-Yin Chen LHP

For the Twins
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer DH
Josh Willingham LF
Justin Morneau 1B
Ryan Doumit C
Trevor Plouffe 3B
Chris Parmelee RF
Wilkin Ramirez CF
Eduardo Escobar SS

Scott Diamond LHP

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