In a move that O’s fans have begged to see for a while now, the Orioles option first baseman Garrett Atkins to AAA Norfolk to make room for relief pitcher Koji Uehara.

News broke this morning of the roster move on, Atkins left Camden Yards before reporters could talk to him. He batted just .214 with 1 home run in 44 games with the O’s this season.

We speculated that Jake Fox’s addition to this team meant the end of Atkins, today the Orioles made that move official.

Another roster move may be in the works in the next couple days, as Felix Pie is reportedly getting close to rejoining the Orioles.