BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced Friday that they selected the contract of outfielder Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Norfolk in another September move. They needed to make room for Dickerson on the 40-man roster, and to do so, they designated infielder Alex Liddi for assignment.
Dickerson played with the Orioles earlier this season, batting .245 in 46 games. The 31-year-old also provided good outfield defense thanks to his speed and glove work.
Liddi had a .222 average in 49 games with Norfolk since the Orioles acquired him from Seattle about two months ago.
Adair's status uncertain for remainder of season
BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he met with Rick Adair on Friday, but there's nothing new on when or if the pitching coach will return in 2013.
Adair is headed to Birmingham, Ala., to see his father, who is ill. He took a personal leave of absence on Aug. 16, and Bill Castro stepped into Adair's job.
Showalter said Adair's trying to battle through a difficult situation with his father.
"I think everything else kind of becomes academic until that situation's taken care of in his mind and in his family's mind," Showatler said. "It's a tough time for him and his family."
The skipper and Adair had lunch Friday and talked about his situation, but everything's still up in the air now, and Showalter didn't want to guess at anything.
Wrist injection could delay Pearce's return from DL
BALTIMORE -- Steve Pearce, again on the disabled list due to wrist tendonitis, is going to get an injection to help it heal, but it could make it tougher for him to return as early as the team hoped.
Manager Buck Showalter said the injection could make a Sept. 12, return "a challenge," but they're just going to have to see how the wrist reacts.
"[It] still could happen," Showalter said. "I think they're trying to get the last bit out, and they think by doing this, they could resolve it for the rest of the year."
But Showalter is still not sure when Pearce could return this season. He spent time on the DL earlier this season with the issue, then went back down on Aug. 31.
• The Orioles enter Friday's game against the White Sox having made only 40 errors in their first 139 games. That puts them on pace to make 47 this season, which would set a Major League record. The 2003 Mariners hold the record for fewest errors in a season with 65.
• Adam Jones' home run in Thursday's 3-1 win gave him 30 homers and 100 RBIs this season. He became just the 13th player in franchise history to reach those two milestones in one year. Chris Davis is already there this year, and the last time two players did it the same season was in 1996, when Brady Anderson and Rafael Palmeiro achieved the milestones.
• Cal Ripken Jr., played in his historic 2,131st consecutive game game 18 years ago Friday. He broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a mark many thought could never be broken. Ripken's Minor League team, the Aberdeen IronBirds, plays in its first playoff game in franchise history Friday.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.