BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles have added designated hitter Jim Thome to the 25-man roster and recalled right-handed reliever Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk.
To make room for the newcomers, the Orioles optioned right-hander Tommy Hunter and outfielder Xavier Avery to Norfolk.
The moves were made before Sunday's game against Cleveland.
The 41-year-old Thome was acquired Saturday in a trade with Philadelphia. He was inserted in the starting lineup Sunday, batting fifth.
Gonzalez made his major league debut with Baltimore on May 29. He appeared in two games, allowing two earned runs in 7 1-3 innings before being optioned to Norfolk on June 9.
Avery appeared in 18 games over two stints with the Orioles this year. He hit his first career homer Friday.
Hunter was 3-4 with a 6.11 ERA.
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