August 8, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles pitcher Miguel Socolovich (58) pitches in the eighth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles defeated the Mariners 9 - 2 to complete the 3 game sweep. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
The Baltimore Orioles have designated right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich for assignment to clear a roster spot on the team's 40-man roster for left-handed pitcher J.C. Romero, as reported by Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. The DFA ends roughly a three week stint with the Orioles.
The— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) August 14, 2012
#Orioles have designated RHP Miguel Socolovich for assignment to clear a 40-man spot for J.C. Romero.
The 26-year-old Socolovich got a cup of coffee for the first time in his career, appearing in just six games with the Orioles. In 10 1/3 innings of work, the righy allowed eight runs to score and walked as many batters (six) as he struck out.
On the other hand, Romero, who re-joined the Orioles organization recently, now gets the call up to the show as he had wanted before opting out of his first deal. The 36-year-old has bounced around recently, but will now be looking to make an impact as a southpaw of the Orioles bullpen.