O's activate Matt Wieters from the disabled list

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Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and is batting seventh in Sunday’s lineup against the Twins.

Wieters was placed on the disabled list just after the All-Star break with a strained right hamstring and only required the allotted 15 days to recover.  Now healthy, he will try to right the ship on what has been a disappointing 2010 campaign. 

Through 269 at-bats, the former first-round pick has posted a .245
batting average, a .315 on-base percentage, six home runs and only 29
RBI.  But with the O’s so far back in the American League East, he should start every day no matter the kind of numbers that he’s posting.

Craig Tatum was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move, leaving Jake Fox as the Orioles’ emergency backup catcher.  In fact, Fox got in some time behind the plate on Saturday night when Tatum was struck in the hand by a foul tip.

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.