Orioles claim Redmond on waivers, DFA Robinson

Orioles claim Redmond on waivers, DFA Robinson
February 8, 2013, 2:15 pm

The Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. To make room for Redmond on the roster, the Orioles designated outfielder Trayvon Robinson for assignment.

Redmond is 27, and has one major league start, last Aug. 18 when he allowed four runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs. He walked five.

"Todd Redmond is durable, has excellent control, is very competitive and should be ready to compete for a major league job," Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said in a text message.

He was a 39th round draft choice of Pittsburgh in 2004, and has pitched in the Pirates, Braves and Reds organizations. Redmond was traded last July by Atlanta to Cincinnati for infielder Paul Janish.

Robinson was sent to the Orioles last November by Seattle in exchange for Robert Andino. He has a .215 batting average in 90 games over the past two seasons for the Mariners.

If he clears waivers, he could return to the Orioles as a non-roster camp invitee. Chris Dickerson, Lew Ford, Conor Jackson, Steve Pearce, Jason Pridie are already coming to camp as non-roster outfield hopefuls and both Xavier Avery and L.J. Hoes are on the roster.

Luis Martinez, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday when the Orioles claimed Russ Canzler on waivers, has cleared and will report to camp next week as a non-roster invitee.