Orioles RHP Gonzalez goes on DL; RHP Wright recalled

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right groin strain.

The injury occurred during Baltimore's game against Boston on Tuesday night. Two days later, Gonzalez still experienced discomfort.

''I understand that it's the right thing to do,'' he said of the move. ''It's not feeling any better. It's still sore. As I walk I feel it.''

Gonzalez is 5-4 with a 3.33 ERA in 12 starts.

By being sidelined for no less than two weeks, he won't feel compelled to rush back.

''If I feel ready, I'm going to go out there and compete,'' Gonzalez said. ''We don't want to rush it. Right now there's no point in doing it.''

Baltimore recalled right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk to fill out the roster, which is now at 24 players because lefty Brian Matusz is serving an eight-game suspension for using a foreign substance while on the mound.

Earlier this season, Wright became the second pitcher in Orioles history to begin his career with two consecutive scoreless starts. He has made four starts, going 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA.

Wright will be in the bullpen for the next few days. If he is not used, Wright probably will fill in for Gonzalez as Baltimore's starter Sunday against the New York Yankees.

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