BALTIMORE, Md. - The Baltimore Orioles have recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk, according to a release.
The 28-year-old third baseman has hit .216, with a .256 on-base percentage in 25 games over three stints with the Orioles. Valencia has 14 runs and 51 RBIs in 65 games for the Tides, the release continues.
Valencia was optioned to the Tide when Brian Roberts returned from paternity leave, according to MLB.com .
The team's timing could prove impeccable with the Rays on the horizon.
"The Orioles promoted Valencia just in time to put him in the lineup against Rays lefty David Price Aug. 19. Valencia is 7-for-10 against Price during his career," Paul Folkemer, of Press Box, reports .