Gabino, Hughes off the 40 man
The Orioles announced today that right-handed pitcher Armando Gabino and infielder Rhyne Hughes have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
This is important because the Orioles now have 32 players on their 40-man roster, which must be set by midnight on Friday. Any guys they need to protect, such as Zach Britton, will have to be added.
Gabino, 27, appeared in five games for the Orioles in 2010, allowing seven earned runs in 4.2 innings of work. Gabino appeared in 30 games (eight starts) for Norfolk, and was 7-0 with two saves and a 2.37 ERA (83.2IP, 22ER).
Hughes, 27, made his Major League debut for the Orioles on April 24 and appeared in 14 games, batting .213 (10-47) with four RBI. Hughes batted .258 (100-388) with 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 104 games for Norfolk in 2010.