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. 

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

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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