Orioles reinstate Gonzalez from DL

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, Last Updated: 11:34 AM ET

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles announced a series of moves Wednesday, including the reinstatement of reliever Mike Gonzalez from the 60-day disabled list.

Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list in April with a strained pitching shoulder. In three appearances before going to the DL, he gave up four runs in two innings, recorded two blown saves and one save.

To make room for Gonzalez, the Orioles transferred pitcher Jim Johnson from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Johnson is out with right elbow inflammation.

Additionally, the Orioles recalled pitcher Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk. Patton, who has not pitched in the majors since 2007, has gone 6-9 with a 4.91 ERA in 18 starts at Norfolk this season.

The club also optioned infielder Josh Bell to Norfolk. Bell batted 5-for-19 in six games with the Orioles this season.


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