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Orioles call up Cintron, option right-hander McCroy

Updated: May 11, 2008, 2:03 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Baltimore Orioles purchased the contract of infielder Alex Cintron from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday and optioned right-hander Bob McCroy to their top farm club.

Cintron is a career .277 hitter in 598 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox. He hit .243 with two home runs and 19 RBIs last season with the White Sox.

"He is a second baseman-shortstop," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "He's a switch hitter who has got experience playing in ...

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