Orioles activate Britton and send Berken to DL

August 22, 2011

Zach Britton was activated from the disabled list and will start for the Baltimore Orioles against the Minnesota Twins on Monday.

Britton has been on the disabled list since Aug. 5 with a left shoulder strain. After winning five of his first six decisions, the 23-year-old lefty hasn't won since June 8 and has lost eight of his last nine.

Baltimore also recalled infielder Ryan Adams from Triple-A Norfolk and sent reliever Jason Berken to the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain.

Adams hit .217 in seven games with the Orioles earlier in the season. He was playing second base and hitting ninth on Monday.


Berken was 1-2 with a 5.80 ERA in 35 games.

Orioles infielder Josh Bell was optioned to Norfolk after Sunday's game.