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Orioles notebook: Birds add reliever Logan Ondrusek to help against lefties

Orioles notebook: Birds add reliever Logan Ondrusek to help against lefties

The Orioles' search for bullpen help against left-handed hitters took them to Japan, as the team signed right-handed reliever Logan Ondrusek to a major league contract Friday. Ondrusek hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 and most recently played for the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.

To make room for Ondrusek on the 25- and 40-man rosters, the Orioles designated right-handed reliever Chaz Roe for assignment.

Ondrusek, 31, went 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA in 102 relief appearances with the Swallows over the past two seasons, including a 3-1 record and 2.45 ERA in 30 games this season. In 281 career major league relief...

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