Parmelee outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk

Parmelee outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk

ANAHEIM -- First baseman/outfielder Chris Parmelee, designated on July 31 by the Orioles, accepted an outright assignment Sunday to Triple-A Norfolk.

"I'm happy that happened," manager Buck Showalter said. "Everybody's happy that could happen."

Parmelee, 27, batted .216 with four home runs and nine RBIs in 32 games for the Orioles this season after signing as a Minor League free agent in January. He played parts of three seasons with the Twins, and he is a .245 career hitter in the Majors.

"That's good news for [Norfolk manager Ron Johnson] and them," Showalter said."He's a good player."

• On Friday night, Angels center fielder Mike Trout threw out Adam Jones, his Orioles counterpart, at second base. On Saturday night, Jones threw Trout out at the plate -- with the help of a replay review -- to preserve a shutout.

"There's a healthy competition there," Showalter said.

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