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Phelps DFA'd to make room for Gonzalez

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CHICAGO -- The Orioles officially recalled Miguel Gonzalez from the Minor Leagues prior to Sunday's start against the Cubs, designating infielder Cord Phelps for assignment to clear a spot on the active roster.

Phelps was hitless in three at-bats for the Orioles this season, and the move leaves the O's with a short bench for the next week until September's roster expansion.

Leading up to Sunday's start, Gonzalez pitched to a 3.80 ERA in 20 games (19 starts) for the Orioles and was re-added to the rotation with struggling righty Ubaldo Jimenez moved to the bullpen last week.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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