Os make four roster moves

KANSAS CITY— The Orioles made a flurry of roster moves before Monday’s game in Kansas City, most notably placing shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list.

Baltimore also reinstated Steve Pearce from the 15-day DL and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk. To create a roster spot, they designated Nolan Reimold for assignment.

Hardy is sidelined with a left groin injury that had been bothering him for several days prior to him getting most of Sunday off. The All-Star shortstop admitted he’s been dealing with the injury for a while and was batting .157 (11-for-70) in August.

Pearce, 32, was on the DL with a left oblique strain and played two games for Double-A Bowie and two with the O’s Gulf Coast League team on rehab. In 58 games with the Orioles this season, Pearce is hitting .227 (40-for-176) with six doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 24 RBIs.

The 27-year-old Rondon has gone 3-1 with a 2.42 ERA in 29 relief appearances with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He made one relief appearance with Baltimore on August 2, when he tossed 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Detroit Tigers.

Reimold appeared in just 39 games for the Orioles this season batting .227 (22-for-97) with three doubles, one triple, two home runs, and eight RBIs.

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