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BALTIMORE – Jonathan Schoop had a wonderful night for Aberdeen on Thursday. The second baseman, who was on a rehab assignment for a stress fracture in his lower back, had two home runs and set an Ironbirds record with seven RBIs.
Schoop has returned to Norfolk, and he is eligible to play in Rochester for the Tides on Friday night. Norfolk released third baseman Brandon Wood, who was acquired in May from Kansas City.
Orioles team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens has examined Wilson Betemit, who’s been sidelined for the last four months since suffering a severely sprained right knee. Betemit is improving, but the Orioles still don’t have a time when he might play.
Steve Pearce had two hits in his first rehab game for Gulf Coast. He’s been on the 15-day disabled list since June 21 with tendinitis in his left wrist.
NOTE: Tickets are on sale for the Orioles Hall of Fame luncheon next Friday. Roberto Alomar, who played three seasons for the Orioles in his Baseball Hall of Fame career will be honored next Friday.
Tickets for the luncheon, which begins at 12 on the sixth floor of the Warehouse, are $50, and available by calling Ann Serio at 410-247-2703.
Alomar and former front office executive Don Pries will be inducted in the Hall of Fame before next Friday’s game with Seattle.