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Orioles bring back David Lough, place Dylan Bundy on 60-day disabled list

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David Lough has returned to the Orioles again. What does it mean? Maybe nothing at all.

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The Orioles have sent six different outfielders to the great DFA in the sky this year. Two have since returned. That's not how it's supposed to work. The latest one who has made his way back to the land of the living/major leagues is David Lough, whose contract was selected by the Orioles prior to Thursday's game against the Nationals.

Since the O's were loaded up on the 40-man roster, this necessitated another paper move. That was accomplished by the Orioles recalling Dylan Bundy and immediately placing him on the 60-day disabled list with his shoulder issue.

What is the impetus for bringing back Lough for the final 11 games of the season? Maybe it means they're expecting Adam Jones to miss many or even all of the remaining games, and will soon abandon the fiction that his status is merely day-to-day. It could just mean they're really not happy with the way the existing players have managed to fill in without Jones. There's not really a natural center fielder replacement for Jones and the O's have had multiple outfield miscues over the two games without Jones.

The Orioles being where they are in the season and effectively (if not officially) out of the postseason picture, it's tough to get too worked up about this one way or another. Maybe Lough will play and do something good. Maybe he'll just sit around and not do much.