Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Orioles make some moves

The Baltimore Orioles have placed right-hander Koji Uehara on the 15-day disabled list, replacing him on the roster with outfielder Luke Scott, who had been sidelined with a shoulder injury.

Uehara exited Saturday's 2-1 win against the Washington Nationals after three innings with soreness in his left hamstring.

In nine starts this season, Uehara is 2-3 with a 4.09 earned run average.

Scott had been on the disabled list since May 11 with a strained right shoulder. He went 3-for-4 with a home run in a two-game rehabilitation assignment with Single-A Delmarva and has batted .303 (30-99) with five home runs and 15 RBI in 29 games for the Orioles this season.

In other Orioles news the team plans on calling up top prospect catcher Matt Wieters, who is expected to make his big leage debut this coming weekend. The fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft, batting .305 with 5 home runs and 30 RBIs at Triple-A Norfolk. He's heated up lately, with 18 hits, including four homers and 18 RBIs, in his past 46 at-bats (.391 batting average).

Of course, should Wieters stick with the Orioles the rest of the way he'll accumulate just 129 days of service time this year and won't have enough experience to become a Super Two until after 2011.

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