In Rain, Chicago Washes Out O's
DeJean was signed this winter to handle exactly the situation Mazzilli threw him into Monday night, but in the wake of DeJean's performance of late -- in his last five appearances, spanning 61/3 innings, he has allowed 14 hits, 8 walks and 7 earned runs, and has absorbed three losses -- one could question whether such faith is warranted.
"That was the spot for him," Mazzilli said. "After the Cleveland [loss], you want to bring him back right away, and it just didn't pan out."
After all the seventh-inning intrigue, the decisive run turned out to be the one the White Sox scored in the eighth on a wild pitch by right-hander Rick Bauer, a run that was built upon third baseman Melvin Mora's ninth error of the season.
Orioles Notes: Second baseman Jerry Hairston (broken and dislocated finger), who has been on a rehabilitation assignment for the past week at the team's extended spring training camp in Sarasota, Fla., will be transferred to one of the team's full-season minor league affiliates by the middle of this week, and could rejoin the Orioles by early next week.
The team has not said how Hairston, who was the team's primary second baseman from 2001 through the first two months of 2003, will be used upon his return. . . .
Veteran outfielder Marty Cordova (elbow surgery), who has not played for the team since April 2003, had to cut short a rehab assignment in Sarasota this weekend because of recurring pain. He will see orthopedist Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles. . . .
Right-hander John Maine, the organization's minor league pitcher of the year in 2003, was promoted from Class AA Bowie to Class AAA Ottawa on Monday after going 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA in five starts with the Baysox. . . .
The Orioles acquired minor league left-hander Bruce Chen from the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named. Once a highly touted prospect for the Atlanta Braves, Chen, 26, is now with his eighth organization in four years. He will report to Ottawa.
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