Outfielder Lew Ford, expected to be added to the
"The tougher the battle the sweeter the victory," Ford tweeted along with a photo of
The Orioles optioned right-handed reliever Miguel Socolovich after Saturday's 6-1 loss to the
Ford, who was not in the lineup for Saturday's game at Triple-A Norfolk, was hitting .331/.390/.550 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs in 62 games for the Tides.
Ford, who turns 36 next month, hasn't played in the major leagues since the 2007, taking his career to Japan, Mexico and the independent Atlantic League before the Orioles signed him to a minor league contract this season.
In parts of five seasons playing for the
The Orioles must also make a 40-man roster move to add Ford.