The Baltimore Orioles activated outfielder B.J. Surhoff from the disabled list before Thursday night's game and optioned David Newhan to Class AAA Ottawa.

Newhan had just eight at-bats after being recalled from Ottawa on June 22.

"I don't know what I'm doing here if they're not going to use me," Newhan said. "I didn't get a chance to perform."

Last season Newhan hit .311 and was one of the team's most productive players, but he's struggled this season, hitting just .198 in 116 at-bats. Newhan said he knew a move would have to be made when Surhoff, who had a ribcage injury, was activated, but hoped perhaps a trade would be made.

"Either trade me or someone that would allow me to play," said Newhan, who wasn't sure when he'd report to Ottawa.

"They really screwed up my break," Newhan said. "I'm not in a hurry to get to Ottawa that's for sure.

"That place is a mess and doesn't really deserve to be a [AAA] city at all. It's a terrible place to be at, terrible stadium, bad weather, bad fans, bad atmosphere. For me hopefully I'd be able to play in front of some other scouts. But no scouts are coming up to Canada to watch me play."

The Waiting Game

Orioles Manager Lee Mazzilli, suspended two games for his ejection on June 19, and Steve Kline, suspended four games because of his ejection on June 27, spoke with the Commissioner's Office on Thursday. Neither is sure when a decision on the appeals will be made. . . . Mazzilli said it's unlikely catcher Javy Lopez will be activated for the first series after the all-star break.