Infielder Chris Davis, who was dealt by the Rangers to Baltimore with Tommy Hunter in last year's Uehara trade, pitched two scoreless innings for the O's on Sunday against the Red Sox in an emergency situation, earning the win in a 9-6 victory that took 17 innings. Washington said he once considered using Davis as a pitcher in a game when the slugger was with the Rangers but decided against it at the last minute and used a traditional reliever instead.
Washington is adamantly opposed to using position players as pitchers but said he would consider Mitch Moreland if he absolutely had to do it. Moreland pitched in college at Mississippi State.
On Monday, Levine presented 2011 American League championship rings to five former Rangers who are now with the Orioles: Davis, Hunter, Pedro Strop, Darren O'Day and Endy Chavez.
Infielder Yangervis Solarte has an 18-game hitting streak at Triple-A Round Rock, and Jurickson Profar has a 17-game streak at Double-A Frisco.
Class A Advanced right-hander Cody Buckel was named the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week on Monday. It's the second time he has won the honor this season while pitching for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.