Orioles select contract of outfielder Avery

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of OF XAVIER AVERY and optioned RHP STU POMERANZ to Triple-A Norfolk.

Avery, 22, batted .273/.373/.469 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games for the Tides.  He hit safely in eight of his last nine games, including multi-hit games in each of his last four.  Avery will wear uniform number 13.

Pomeranz has made two scoreless appearances (4.0IP, 4H, BB, 3K) for the Orioles since having his contract selected on May 7.

To make room for Avery on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated INF MATT ANTONELLI for assignment.