From Roch Kubatko at MASN.com:
"Also, outfielder Xavier Avery
will have his contract purchased from Norfolk and report to Camden Yards in time for tomorrow's game. No move will be announced tonight.
Multiple sources have confirmed that Avery will join the team after his agency tweeted it.
Avery, taken in the second round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, is batting .273/.373/.469 with six doubles, two triples, five homers and 16 RBIs in 33 games with Norfolk. He's 8-for-8 in stolen base attempts.
The addition of Avery will give the Orioles a four-man bench, so a pitcher will come off the 25-man roster. The Orioles also must clear another spot on the 40-man."
I am furious with this move. Avery is in a groove at AAA the LAST thing in the world I want to see is the organization disrupt the rhythm he is in for ANY reason at all. I know it's early but it's not hard to see the progress Avery has made at the plate this season. Increased power production, a fantastic walk rate, and improved SB success rate to name a few. I can't think of any justifiable reason that the O's would call him up. I want him to continue to learn and succeed at AAA before he is called up. Let him solidify the improvements he's made and maybe he's ready later on in the year. I am NOT happy.