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Friday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's game can be found at Orioles.comThe SunMASNsports (with post-game Buck), and Chicago Sun-Times.

Available off bench, Jones sits out finale | News
"I felt a million times better than I did [Wednesday]," said Jones, who exited Tuesday's game prior to the bottom of the fourth inning after being hit by White Sox starter Gavin Floyd. "So I guess [Friday] is the day hopefully I can play.

Bordick impressed with top pick Machado | News
"Bordy's a hard guy to impress, which is good," said manager Buck Showalter. "He was really impressed with [Machado's] work ethic. He said that he hopes that he doesn't grow anymore, he needs to fill into this body first. He's a big kid."

Tillman, not Britton, likely to be among callups | News
"The Orioles will only take on players they can use for September callups, and while right-hander Chris Tillman is expected to be recalled and likely inserted into the rotation, it's becoming far less likely that lefty prospect Zach Britton will end the season in Baltimore."

Gabino optioned to make room for Johnson | News
"Following Thursday's 8-0 series loss to Chicago, the Orioles optioned reliever Armando Gabino to Triple-A Norfolk. Gabino's roster spot is expected to be filled by setup man Jim Johnson, who will be officially activated prior to Friday's game."


Steve Melewski: O's add Catonsville CC shortstop
"The Orioles have agreed to terms with Glynn Davis, an 18-year-old shortstop from Catonsville Community College near Baltimore. The Orioles feel they got a hidden gem, a player that went not scouted by most of baseball this year at Catonsville. They gave him a bonus that was the equivalent to what some top ten round picks got in this past draft." And one of y'all can explain to me how the O's did this without going through the draft process.

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 26
"Double-A Bowie players Joel Guzman and Ryan Adams were selected as Eastern League postseason All-Stars, the team announced in a news release. Also, Single-A Delmarva outfielder Kieron Pope was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 24. Infielder Tyler Stampone was activated from the disabled list to take Pope's roster spot."