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Orioles sign Joel Pineiro, Mark Hendrickson to minor league deals

The Orioles have added two veterans to minor league deals – and both are pitchers they know fairly well.

The club has agreed to terms with lefty Mark Hendrickson and right-hander Joel Pineiro, according to industry sources.

Pineiro, 34, pitched in five games in the Orioles organization in 2012, three for the Gulf Coast League Orioles and then two at Triple-A Norfolk before having season-ending right labrum surgery in July.

The veteran is 104-93 with a 4.41 career ERA in 335 big league games over a 12-season career, including seven seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Pineiro looked like he might get a call-up with the Orioles last year before getting hurt.

Hendrickson, 38, sat out all of the 2012 season, but he pitched for the Orioles from 2009 to 2011. He is attempting to reinvent himself as a sidearmer and will get a chance to show what he can do in spring training.

Currently living in nearby York, Pa., Hendrickson becomes the second player to be signed by the Orioles after getting a tryout during the club’s annual January minicamp at Camden Yards. The club signed Stu Pomeranz after he worked out in January 2012.

Hendrickson, a 10-season veteran, is 58-74 with a 5.03 career ERA in 328 big-league games.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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