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Orioles select contract of Urrutia and recall Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk

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The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of OF HENRY URRUTIA and recalled INF DANNY VALENCIA from Triple-A Norfolk.  To make room for them on the 25- and 40-man rosters, OF NOLAN REIMOLD has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 14, with nerve inflammation in the cervical spine, and OF CHRIS DICKERSON has been designated for assignment.

Urrutia, 26, has batted a combined .365/.427/.531 in 67 games with Double-A Bowie (52 games, .365/.433/.550) and Triple-A Norfolk (15 games, .367/.406/.467) in his first professional season.  He appeared in the Futures Game for the World Team on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with a walk.  Urrutia (pronounced ooo-root-EE-uh) was signed by the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent on July 11, 2012.  He will wear uniform #51 and become the 12th Cuban born player in Orioles franchise history when he makes his debut.

Valencia, 28, has batted .230/.277/.508 in 21 games for the Orioles this season.  He has hit .314/.350/.607 in 48 games with the Tides this season.

Reimold, 29, has batted .195/.250/.336 in 40 games with the Orioles this season.  He was also on the DL, May 12-July 2, with a right hamstring strain.

Dickerson, 31, batted .245/.274/.412 in 46 games for the Orioles after having his contract selected on April 10.

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