Os/Twins finale, Tatum to Norfolk

*In an unpopular but expected move, the Orioles optioned Craig Tatum to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Matt Wieters. Tatum, who won the backup job over veteran Chad Moeller this spring, has become of the most well-liked guys in that clubhouse and the move -which came down to him having an option to burn – certainly didn’t go over well.  
*President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said there was some thought to be putting Tatum on the DL after he took a foul tip off his right hand last night, but an X-ray was negative and Tatum was ruled to be OK today. In the end Jake Fox -who was out of options – and his versatility was too important given that O’s already have a shot bench.
* As for any pending trades, MacPhail said that has been a slow process and he thinks once the few premier pitchers get dealt, the market will start to open up.
*As for Wieters, he’s said he’s feeling good and ready to go. Interim manager Juan Samuel said he would probably catch him 3 games in a row and let him rest for Toronto’s finale. 

ORIOLES LINEUP:
Corey Patterson LF
Miguel Tejada 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Luke Scott 1B
Ty Wigginton DH
Felix Pie CF
Matt Wieters C
Julio Lugo 2B
Cesar Izturis SS
Jake Arrieta RHP

TWINS LINEUP:
Jason Repko CF
Alexi Casilla 2B
Delmon Young LF
Jim Thome DH
Michael Cuddyer 1B
Jason Kubel RF
Danny Valencia 3B
Nick Punto SS
Drew Butera C

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