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Former Gator Darren O'Day
Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Darren O'Day delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the eighth inning Friday in St. Petersburg. [AP Photo/Chris O'Meara]

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Darren O’Day was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday and pitched one-hitless inning later in the day in the loss at Tampa Bay.
O’Day, who went on the disabled list retroactive to June 7 because of shoulder soreness, was pitching well before the injury, bringing his ERA down to 3.86 with 29 strikeouts in 23.3 innings.
Former UF center fielder Matt den Dekker is back in the Major Leagues when he had his contract purchased from Triple-A Toledo by the Detroit Tigers.
Den Dekker opted out of his minor-league contract with the Miami Marlins in May. He signed with Miami in the offseason and hit .247 over 20 games with Triple-A New Orleans, but decided to become a free agent. Den Dekker, who owns a .236 career average over four seasons, but hit just .176 in limited playing time with the Washington Nationals last season, signed with the Tigers on May 16.