Orioles designate RHP Shuey for assignment, recall LHP Birkins

Aug 28, 2007 - 8:33 PM BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday designated righthander Paul Shuey for assignment and recalled lefthander Kurt Birkins from Class AAA Norfolk.

Shuey appeared in 25 games for Baltimore, going 0-1 with a save along with a 9.82 ERA.

The 36-year-old Shuey was one of the relievers involved in last Wednesday's 30-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

In that contest, Shuey was tagged for nine runs, seven hits - two homers - and three walks in two innings.

Birkins, who has an 8-4 record with a 3.07 ERA in 20 games for Norfolk, has made a total of seven appearances for the Orioles in 2007, posting an 0-1 record and a 9.95 ERA.

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