Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Orioles officially released Wilson Betemit on Tuesday afternoon.

• Before Tuesday's game, Baltimore held a moment of silence to reflect on the recent shootings at the nearby Navy Yard in Washington.

• Tuesday's homestand kicked off the club's annual Fan Appreciation Week, a six-day celebration that includes opportunities for fans to be selected at random to win unique opportunities including on-field visits, Fan of the Game contests, the popular "Shirts Off Our Backs" promotion, the chance to take the field with Orioles players for the national anthem and more.

Fans are encouraged to wear Orioles clothing and arrive at the ballpark early each day. Eutaw Street will open two hours before game time and the entire ballpark will be open 90 minutes before first pitch. On Sunday, to accommodate anticipated demand for the Chris Davis AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead, all gates will open two hours before game time at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.