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Sunday Bird Droppings

Ubaldo Jimenez took a no-no late into the night (well, late for us in the Eastern time zone) while Chris Tillman is expected back Friday. Good news all around unless you're named Bud Norris, who was officially released. Sorry, Bud.

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Caleb Joseph
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About Last Night

Ubaldo Jimenez, Manny Machado drive Orioles past Angels, 5-0 - ESPN
"Ubaldo Jimenez's second pitch hit David DeJesus squarely in the hip, and the Baltimore starter immediately flashed back to his regrettable recent outings. "The first thing I thought, `Oh, here we go again," Jimenez said. Jimenez's night went to much better places from there on out for the Orioles." Well, taking a no-hitter into the 6th is a lot better than he's been doing, I'll grant you that.

Obligatory Daily Roster Moves

Orioles outright Chris Parmelee to Triple-A : Fantasy News
"The Orioles outrighted Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, per the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles designated Parmelee for assigment a week ago, and he cleared waivers, allowing the team to outright him." Parmalee can refuse the move if he wants to.

Orioles Release RHP Bud Norris " CBS Baltimore
"More than a week after he was designated for assignment, the Baltimore Orioles have released Bud Norris on Saturday afternoon, according to our media partner The Baltimore Sun." No Norfolk Shuttle for Bud Norris, alas.

In Other News

Orioles’ Chris Tillman feels no ankle pain, likely to start Monday - LancasterOnline: Orioles
"I don’t feel it at all when I pitch," Chris Tillman said. "It’s just a matter of doing the other stuff."

Managing bullpen could be challenge for Orioles until rosters expand - Baltimore Sun
"It was tough to see Tommy (Hunter) go. It's different. It's a little bit quieter," bullpen leader Darren O'Day said. "But he's got a great opportunity in Chicago and this is a great opportunity for these younger guys — (Jason) Garcia, (Mychal) Givens — to kind of step up into that right-handed setup role."

School of Roch: Notes on the rotation, Schoop and more
You'll notice Jonathan Schoop is batting 6th these days. There's a reason. "Manager Buck Showalter is raising the hot hand. Schoop is batting .524 during his six-game hitting streak, going 11-for-21 with three doubles a home run, two RBIs and four runs scored."

Dave Dombrowski's next post could be in Toronto or Seattle - LA Times
The Times projects just about anywhere BUT Baltimore for Dave Dombrowski's next gig. Interesting.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Chuck Essegian. He shares it with Johann Michael Bach, Arnstadt Germany, composer; Amedeo Avogadro, (Avogadro's Law); Jean Piaget, , pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist; Ernest Angley, televangelist; Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace;  Ken Norton, American boxer; Smokey the Bear, named after NYC fireman Smokey Joe Martin; Sam Elliott, actor; Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter; Melanie Griffith; Amanda Bearse; Michael Kors; Kurtis Blow; Whitney Houston; Brett Hull; Deion Sanders; and Gillian Anderson, actress (X-Files).

Sorry, ran out of time to do history. Go look it up yourself.