ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles acquired right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson on waivers from the Oakland Athletics. The 25-year-old right-hander was claimed by Oakland on Friday after Milwaukee waived him.
Stinson is 0-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 20 games with the New York Mets and Brewers over the past two seasons.
He will be optioned to Norfolk and work out of the starting rotation, Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said.
“Josh Stinson is [a] 25-year-old very capable major league pitcher who pitched well for Milwaukee last fall and again this spring,” Duquette wrote in a text message.
Stinson will join a Norfolk rotation that includes Zach Clark, Freddy Garcia, Zach Britton and Jair Jurrjens. Steve Johnson is on the disabled list with a back injury.
In order to make room for Stinson on the 40-man roster, they transferred Tsuyoshi Wada, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery to the 60-day disabled list. Buck Showalter expects Wada to return around June 1.