Baltimore Orioles option OF Ryan McKenna to Triple-A Norfolk

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have optioned outfielder Ryan McKenna to Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles announced the move Thursday night, during an off day before the start of a series at Tampa Bay.

McKenna has gone 8-for-41 at the plate this year in his debut season at the major league level. He has appeared in 33 games.

Outfielder Austin Hays, who went on the injured list late last month with a left hamstring strain, was recently sent on a rehab assignment with Norfolk.