BALTIMORE - MAY 26: Garrett Atkins #25 of the Baltimore Orioles is congratulated by Cesar Izturis #3 after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Camden Yards on May 26, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
The Orioles designated infielder Garrett Atkins for assignment today to make room for pitcher Koji Uehara, according to MLB.com. Atkins is hitting .214 with 1 home run in 44 games this season, a steep seventy point drop from his career line.
Atkins will likely get picked up on a minor league deal and back in the majors after a solid month of play at Triple-A.