Orioles select contract of Hall; place Reynolds on 15-day DL

            The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of INF BILL HALL from Triple-A Norfolk and placed INF MARK REYNOLDS on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, retroactive to May 11.


            Hall, 32, is batting .222/.269/.381 with two home runs and seven RBI in 15 games with the Tides after signing as a minor league free agent on April 25.  He had a nine-game hitting streak, April 28-May 6.  Hall set career-highs with 35 home runs and 85 RBI in 2006 with Milwaukee.  He will wear uniform number 35.


            Reynolds, 28, is batting .191/.324/.337 with two home runs and nine RBI in 27 games for the Orioles this season.  He has hit safely in five of his last seven games, batting .348/.484/.739 with five extra-base hits in that time.


            To make room for Hall on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated RHP BRAD BERGESEN for assignment.