Posted August 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Troy Patton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Patton is part of an outstanding bullpen that has kept the Orioles in contention for a playoff berth. He's 1-0 with a 2.58 ERA in 50 games and has limited opposing batters to a .218 batting average. Patton says he rolled the ankle Sunday night in a parking garage. X-rays were negative, and he expects to return on Aug. 28, the first day he's eligible to leave the DL. J.C. Romero, who was obtained from Cleveland in a trade on Monday, will fill Patton's role as the only lefty in the bullpen. Baltimore also recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. He replaces Miguel Socolovich, who was optioned to Norfolk on Sunday.
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