The Orioles have outrighted reliever Josh Stinson to Triple-A, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter). Stinson has already cleared waivers, says Kubatko. The move clears space for the activation of Troy Patton from the restricted list.
Stinson, 26, was off to a rough start to the 2014 campaign, as he carried a 7.15 ERA through 11 1/3 frames while carrying a WHIP just south of 2.000. He was more effective in limited action last year, when he posted a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings. Stinson was originally claimed by Baltimore off waivers right at the start of the 2013 season.