BALTIMORE -- The Orioles optioned right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk following Thursday's doubleheader sweep of the Pirates.
Baltimore relievers made a combined 11 appearances in the two games. Another pitcher is expected to join the team in Minnesota when the Orioles open a series with the Twins.
Meek allowed one run on one hit and two walks in one inning against the Pirates in Game 2, eventually won by Baltimore, 6-5, in 10 innings.
In 12 appearances this season, Meek went 0-1 with a 6.94 ERA.
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