"They are young, they are strong and they distinguished themselves in Double-A," Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said of Schoop and Belfiore. "Belfiore has had a good year. Belfiore came to the Orioles to complete the trade of infielder Josh Bell, leaving the organization that drafted him in the first round out of Boston College in the 2009 Draft. The Orioles selected the contracts of infielder Jonathan Schoop and left-handed pitcher Mike Belfiore from Double-A Bowie on Tuesday afternoon and outrighted right-hander Oliver Drake to Triple-A Norfolk to clear space on the 40-man roster. Belfiore, who is expected to be added to the 40-man roster along with Schoop, a second baseman, prior to Tuesday's deadline was 91-94 mph with his fastball and posted a 2.61 ERA with 11 strikeouts and three walks in his final 10 1/3 innings for the Mesa Solar Sox. The pair of prospects were added in advance of next month's Rule 5 Draft protecting them from being taken by another club and put the Orioles' 40-man roster at capacity. Following the '12 season, Schoop batted .270/.446/.429 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 21 games in the Arizona Fall League and was selected to play in the Rising Stars Game, the league's All-Star Game.