Os/Rays finale, the return of Gonzo

*Michael Gonzalez was activated from the 60-day DL, as I reported would happen yesterday. Jim Johnson was transferred to the 60-dal DL to make room for Gonzo on the 40-man. I spoke with Gonzalez separate from the media hoard, and will have those quotes up in a bit. He hated leaving the team the way he did, with an ERA “around 100” and lingering questions that he couldn’t get the job done. As for his role as closer being taken away for now, Gonzo said “it is what it is”, and his focus is on getting back to the 9th and staying healthy.
*The Orioles also recalled Troy Patton, who was scheduled to pitch in Norfolk today, for bullpen help. He will likely only be here a day, as Kevin Millwood will need to be activated tomorrow. Patton said he was told if Brad Bergesen only goes 5 or 6 innings he will be used, but if Bergy goes into the 7th probably not.
*To make room on the roster for Patton, rookie Josh Bell was optioned back to Norfolk.
*Brian Roberts continues to make a push to rejoin the club. He went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored last night and interim manager Juan Samuel said Roberts is lobbying to come back as soon as this weekend. Whether the team elects to let him play on that artificial turf in Toronto remains to be seen.

Corey Patterson LF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Luke Scott DH
Ty Wigginton 1B
Adam Jones CF
Jake Fox C
Julio Lugo 2B
Cesar Izturis SS
Brad Bergesen RHP

Ben Zobrist RF
Jason Bartlett SS
Evan Longoria 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
Matt Joyce LF
Willy Aybar DH
B.J. Upton CF
Reid Brignac 2B
Kelly Shoppach C
James Shields RHP

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