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Baltimore Orioles activate Cesar Valdez from injured list

Jun 5, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Cesar Valdez (62) delivers a seventh inning pitch Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Cesar Valdez (62) delivers a seventh inning pitch Cleveland Indians at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Orioles activated right-hander Cesar Valdez from the 10-day injured list on Sunday.

In a corresponding move, the Orioles optioned rookie right-hander Isaac Mattson to Triple-A Norfolk.

Valdez, 36, had been sidelined since June 21 with a lower back strain. The Orioles closer earlier this season, Valdez is 2-1 with a 5.74 ERA and a team-leading eight saves in 12 chances over 25 appearances.

Mattson, 25, has a 4.50 ERA in two appearances this year. He gave up one run over two innings of relief.

–Field Level Media