Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 11-3

Matt Albers, one of the Orioles' most effective pitchers when he was healthy last season, was jettisoned to Triple-A Norfolk late Saturday night because the club needed a roster spot for Adam Eaton and didn't want to risk losing Brian Bass.

Albers had a minor league option remaining, while Bass did not and would have been exposed to waivers before heading to the minors. The decision, which team officials acknowledged was more about business than baseball, might well tur...