On July 21, he was promoted for potential long relief work. He was not needed, and was returned to the Tides the following day as Kevin Millwood returned from the disabled list.
On August 1, he got the call once more. With the O's rotation suddenly firing on all cylinders, he sat idle in the bullpen for more than a week. On August 9, he was sent down again.
On September 7, Troy was probably hoping that the third time would be a charm. Two weeks later, he has finally thrown his first pitch for Baltimore. He did well enough for himself. Entering in the seventh inning with one out, he allowed a double to Ryan Kalish, induced a groundout from J.D. Drew, walked Victor Martinez, and struck out David Ortiz to strand both runners. Welcome back, Troy. Hope you don't have to wait another three years for your next appearance.