The Orioles have placed utility man Ryan Freel on the 15-day disabled list with a head injury which happened when he was hit by a thrown ball on a pickoff attempt. Freel has played in 9 games for the Orioles this season and he is 2 for 15 (.133 avg, .483 OPS) with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. This is a bad break for Freel who was about to get increased playing time. The Orioles have recalled outfielder Luis Montanez from AAA-ball to replace Freel on the roster. He has now played in 2 games for the Orioles this season and he is 1 for 9 (.111 avg, .333 OPS) with a double and a RBI. Montanez has also played in 10 games in AAA-ball this season and he was 18 for 42 (.429 avg, 1.000 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 3 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Montanez could possibly keep the starting job in LF when Melvin Mora returns from the D.L. if he does a good job while he is out.