Bell to Norfolk, Adams recalled
The Orioles optioned struggling third baseman Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk following Sunday’s 7-1 loss, and will recall infielder Ryan Adams in his place.
Adams will be making his second stint with Baltimore this season and is hitting. 283 with28 doubles, 10 homers and 37 RBIs in 93 games at Norfolk. He had his contract selected May 20, but made just six starts in 25 games, going 5-for-23 with an RBI before going back to Triple-A June 18.
Bell was hitting just .174 in 17 games, striking out 18 times, and has struggled defensively as well. The third baseman botched two plays in the 12th inning of Saturday’s 9-8 loss and has been officially charged with three errors.
Adams’ arrival will enable the Orioles to move current second baseman Robert Andino to third base to cover for Mark Reynolds, who has become the team’s everyday first baseman with Chris Davis on the disabled list.