Orioles have selected the contract of LHP Johan Santana from Triple-A Norfolk and placed him on the 15-day disabled list.

Apparently he has had enough in the way of extended spring training and minor league starts to convince the Orioles that he can provide some benefit on the mound. He could be activated on June 18th. His fastball is not able to break 90 MPH, so it remains to be seen how useful he will be in the rotation.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson