Orioles trade for Navarro, agree to terms with three

The Orioles have acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Jhondaniel Medina.

Navarro, 25, batted .279/.366/.491 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 66 games with Triple-A Indianapolis and .160/.232/.220 with one home run and four RBI in 29 games for the Pirates last season.  He is a career .279/.350/.437 hitter in 536 games over seven minor league seasons.

Medina, 19, went 1-3 with a 4.14 ERA (50.0IP, 23ER) in 11 games with Gulf Coast (10 games) and Class-A Aberdeen (one game) last season.

The Orioles designated right-handed pitcher Stu Pomeranz for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.  The 27–year-old Pomeranz didn’t allow a run in 10 minor league outings between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk in 2012.  He pitched to a 3.00 ERA in three games with the Orioles.

The Orioles also agreed to terms for 2013 contracts with Alexi Casilla, Steve Pearce and Taylor Teagarden, avoiding arbitration with the trio.

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