Mickolio sent down, Simon contract purchased

Seeking help for a beleaguered bullpen, the Orioles selected the contract of Alfredo Simon from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned Kam Mickolio back to the Tides, designating left-handed pitcher Wilfrido Perez for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster.

The move was made prior to Tuesday’s series-opener against the New York Yankees.

The 28-.year-old Simon was 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA (17.0IP, 3ER), five walks and 14 strikeouts in four games (three starts) with the Tides.

Mickolio was recalled on April 15 and pitched to a 7.36 ERA over 3 2/3 innings with three walks and four strikeouts in three games. 

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