Givens in bullpen, Reimold in center field today (updated)

Mychal Givens is listed among the Orioles’ relievers today. The club is purchasing his contract from Double-A Bowie and optioning Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk.

jones-fist-bumps-dugout-gray-sidebar.jpgGivens would be making his major league debut. The Orioles selected him in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Plant (Fla.) High School.

Givens, the shortstop-turned reliever, is 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA and 12 saves in 23 appearances at Bowie, with 54 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings. His fastball touches the upper 90s with his three-quarters delivery.

The Orioles will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.

Nolan Reimold is in center field today for the first time in his major league career. Adam Jones remains the designated hitter.

Reimold played 51 games in center field in the minors, most recently in 2008 at Double-A Bowie.

Manager Buck Showalter wanted an extra right-handed bat against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle. Exceptions are Travis Snider in left field, Chris Davis at first base and Ryan Flaherty at second base.

For the Orioles
Manny Machado 3B
Travis Snider LF
Adam Jones DH
Delmon Young RF
Chris Davis 1B
Nolan Reimold CF
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Caleb Joseph C

Kevin Gausman RHP

For the Blue Jays
Jose Reyes SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Chris Colabello LF
Russell Martin C
Dioner Navarro DH
Kevin Pillar CF
Ryan Goins 2B

Mark Buehrle LHP

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