--RHP J.J. Hardy was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with a strained left oblique. The move was no surprise, as the first-time Oriole is expected to miss a two to three weeks. Hardy is 3-for-15 (.200) with two RBI in six games.
--RHP Brad Bergesen was recalled from Class AAA Norfolk when SS J.J. Hardy was placed on the disabled list. Bergesen was sent down Saturday, but because of the injury to Hardy, he was not required to spend the full 10 days in this minors. Bergesen threw two scoreless innings in relief Wednesday, but he is still likely to make a spot start Sunday.
--C Matt Wieters benefitted from the rest created by Tuesday's rainout. The Orioles backstop, who has started every game except one this season, went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and two RBI. Wieters' first homer of the season came off Yankees RHP A.J. Burnett with one out in the seventh inning.
--2B Brian Roberts broke out of an 0-for-13 slide with a leadoff single. Roberts also homered in a 2-for-5 game, driving in a pair and scoring once. The switch hitter entered Wednesday 15-for-50 (.300) with three homers against Yankees RHP A.J. Burnett.
--RHP Jeremy Guthrie was the front man for Orioles in a meeting with UConn freshman forward Roscoe Smith on Wednesday. Smith, a Baltimore native who played high school basketball at Walbrook High School, was on hand in an Orioles hat at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday as the national champion Huskies men's basketball team was honored. Guthrie presented Smith with a ball signed by the entire Orioles squad.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 -- Times in 18 days that RHP Brad Bergesen will have appeared in a game, if he is indeed to start Sunday in Cleveland.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's a huge challenge." -- RHP Brad Bergesen, on persevering through three demotions in a year.
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