The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of INF CHRIS PARMELEE from Triple-A Norfolk, optioned LHP WEI-YIN CHEN to High-A Frederick, and transferred INF JONATHAN SCHOOP to the 60-day disabled list (sprained right knee).
Parmelee, 27, batted .312/.381/.444 (73-234) with 13 doubles, six home runs, 32 runs scored, and 32 RBI in 61 games with the Tides this season. He posted a season-high nine-game hitting streak, June 5-13, during which he hit .333/.381/.513 (13-39). Signed by the Orioles as a minor league free agent on January 26, he has played in 273 Major League games, batting .249/.317/.392 (202-812) with 24 home runs and 85 RBI. He will wear No. 41.
Chen, 29, went 3-4 with a 2.89 ERA (81.0IP, 26ER) in 13 starts with the Orioles this season. Over four seasons (99 starts) with the Orioles, Chen is 38-28 with a 3.73 ERA (596.1IP, 247ER).