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Orioles activate Mora from 15-day DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Baltimore Orioles reinstated
third baseman Melvin Mora from the 15-day disabled list Sunday and
optioned infielder Luis Hernandez to Double-A Bowie.

Mora had been out since July 13 with a mid-foot sprain. He went
2-for-7 in two minor league rehab games with the Gulf Coast League
Orioles.

"Mora would not have been activated today if he did not assure
all of us that he's 100 percent," Baltimore manager Dave Trembley
said.

Mora was hitting .265 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs in 79 games
when he was injured.

Hernandez hit .333 with four RBIs over 13 games. He was called
up from Triple-A Norfolk on July 7 and made his major league debut
one day later.