By Matt Snyder
Orioles designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked bone in his right hand (Orioles Insider). Outfielder Matt Angle will be recalled as a corresponding move. The Orioles have also demoted Pedro Viola and promoted Will Patton. Guerrero could be put on the DL retroactive to July 11, since the last time he played was July 10. He had tried several times to get through batting practice and back in the lineup, but each day he didn't feel healthy enough.
Guerrero, 36, is hitting .279 with seven homers, 31 RBI and a .700 OPS. All would mark the lowest totals of Guerrero's career in seasons where he played at least half the games.
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