Posted June 07, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has rejoined the team after missing two games to attend his grandmother's funeral. Markakis was in the starting lineup Friday night against Tampa Bay. Baltimore optioned outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk after Thursday night's game at Houston. Also, the Orioles recalled pitcher Mike Belfiore from Norfolk, where the left-hander went 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA in 17 games. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said reliever Pedro Strop, out with a lower back strain, could be activated Saturday from the 15-day disabled list.
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