O's recall Grimsley, designate Reed for assignment

Veteran reliever returning from Tommy John surgery

July 14, 2005|By Baltimoresun.com Staff

The Orioles continued a makeover of their bullpen today, recalling right-hander Jason Grimsley from his rehab assignment and designating veteran Steve Reed for assignment.

Grimsley went 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA and four strikeouts in eight rehab appearances totaling eight innings at Double-A Bowie. He is recovering from ulnar collateral ligament surgery - commonly referred to as Tommy John surgery - performed last October and was on the 60-day disabled list. Grimsley was acquired by the Orioles from Kansas City last season and went 2-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 41 games.

Reed, 40, went 1-2 with a 6.61 ERA in 30 relief appearances with the Orioles this season. He allowed 41 hits, walked 11 and struck out 15 in 32 2/3 innings pitched and gave up three or more runs in a game six times in the first half, pitching an inning or less in each. Reed was signed by the Orioles as a free agent in January.

Earlier this week, right-handed pitcher Rick Bauer cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Ottawa. Bauer was designated for assignment on July 2.

July 14, 2005, 7:13 PM EDT

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