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The Orioles signed two more players to minor league contracts on Tuesday. One of them is veteran right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino.
Vizcaino is 39, and hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2009, but with Yucatan in the Mexican League, he had a 1.40 ERA and 25 saves last season.
He’s played with eight major league teams, and has a career record of 35-30 with a 4.33 ERA.
They also signed Brock Bond, a 28-year-old infielder who played the last seven seasons in the San Francisco Giants organization. He has a career .300 minor league average and a .398 on-base percentage.
NOTES: The Orioles will hold tryouts for ballboys and ballgirls on March 1.
The team says they’re looking for “outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older.”
Tryouts begin at noon, and applicants should dress casually and bring their own gloves. Use the Home Plate Plaza entrance to Oriole Park. Bring a resume. Parking will be available in Lot A.
The Orioles want people who can “handle a glove and field ground balls,” as well as being “personable, customer-service oriented and available to work the entire 2014 season.”