Needing to make room on the roster for Friday's starter Dana Eveland, the
The belief was that the Orioles might have place a pitcher on the disabled list , but that conjecture surrounded starter
Instead, it was the other pitcher the Orioles received in February's
Lindstrom had a 13-inning scoreless streak as an Oriole snapped in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader, allowing three runs (two earned) in one inning against the
"It was my middle finger. I kind of felt a pop in it, nothing serious at all," Lindstrom told reporters at the time.
Friday's move was announced shortly before game time, so Lindstrom was not available for comment.
To make room for Eveland on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated infielder
Hammel "definitely" optimistic about starting soon
Hammel, whose Thursday's start was skipped because of right knee soreness, said much of the fluid has drained from his knee and he hopes to throw off a mound Saturday.
If all goes well in that session, Hammel, who is 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA, said he is hopeful he'll be able to start either Monday or Tuesday against the
"Definitely I am (optimistic)," he said. "Unfortunately it's not always up to me, but I feel pretty good about it."
Luke Scott, who signed with the
"I have tremendous memories here, and I take those experiences I had here and I cherish them. I am very thankful for them," said Scott, who was the 2010 Most Valuable Oriole. He was greeted with a smattering of "Luuukes," when he came to the plate in the first inning.
"I had a real good relationship with the fans here, I enjoyed the fans ... so I hope the feeling is mutual," he said.
Heading into Friday, Scott was hitting .247 with seven homers and 22 RBIs in 22 games — all at designated hitter. He is still receiving treatment on his surgically repaired right shoulder and has not been medically cleared to play the field. But he hopes to play first base soon and the club would like to have him available in the outfield by June.
Wada has successful surgery
Lefty Tsuyoshi Wada had season-ending elbow-ligament surgery Friday in California. Dr. Lewis Yocum, who removed bone spurs from Wada's elbow in 2007, performed Friday's surgery.
"The procedure went as planned and Dr. Yocum felt good about how it went. He predicts a full recovery," Wada said in a statement released by the club. "I'm glad to have this over with and look forward to beginning my rehabilitation so I can get back to pitching for the Orioles as soon as possible."
There is no set timetable on when he will return to Sarasota, Fla., to begin his rehab. Wada, who signed a two-year, $8.14-million deal in December, has not thrown a big-league pitch.
Ed Reed takes over Camden Yards
Ravens safety Ed Reed threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday and also took batting practice and shagged fly balls in the outfield. He threw a hard strike to
"This was the first time they allowed me to come out and do a little BP and take some fungoes, as they call it," Reed said. "It's something I always wanted to do to kind of bring that feel back – that childhood feeling – where you played every sport. Like I said, it brought me back. Being out there in the outfield, that's where it all kind of started."
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