Reliever David Hernandez rejoins O's

NEW YORK -- The Baltimore Orioles have activated right-hander David Hernandez from the 15-day disabled list and recalled two minor leaguers to their expanded roster.

Hernandez had been out since Aug. 5 because of a left ankle strain. A late-inning specialist, he was 5-8 with two saves and a 4.52 ERA in 33 games.

Hernandez was shifted to the bullpen in late May. He went 1-5 with a 5.31 ERA in eight starts.

The Orioles also recalled left-handers Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk and Pedro Viola from Double-A Bowie.