BALTIMORE -- As expected, the Orioles added four players to their expanded roster on Tuesday, recalling pitchers Ryan Webb and T.J. McFarland along with catcher Steve Clevenger. The team also selected the contract of outfielder Quintin Berry from Triple-A Norfolk, transferring Manny Machado to the 60-day disabled list to clear a roster spot.
Part of the Opening Day bullpen, the 28-year-old Webb went 3-2 with a 3.80 ERA in 42 appearances for the O's before he was optioned on Aug. 1. McFarland, who has been with the team all year and was briefly optioned on Sunday, has gone 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 30 games (one start).
Both McFarland and Clevenger were officially recalled from Class A Aberdeen, with Clevenger also briefly optioned earlier this week to clear a roster spot before the expansion.
The 28-year-old Clevenger has batted .234/.289/.364 in 27 games for the Orioles. He batted .305/.366/.389 with two home runs and 30 RBIs in 64 games for the Tides this season.
This will be Berry's O's debut. The 29-year-old batted .285/.382/.367 with 25 stolen bases in 31 attempts in 112 games for the Tides. Including the playoffs, Berry is 29-for-29 stealing bases in his career at the big league level (Detroit in 2012 and Boston in '13) and adds a speedy element to the Orioles.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less