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Orioles deal designated right-hander Joe Gunkel to Dodgers

Orioles deal designated right-hander Joe Gunkel to Dodgers

The Orioles' continued efforts to add pitching inventory to the organization took a hit Monday as the club traded right-hander starter Joe Gunkel to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash.

The Orioles designated Gunkel for assignment Friday to clear 40-man roster space for trade acquisition Miguel Castro. At that point the team had 10 days to either trade, release or pass Gunkel through outright waivers.

Gunkel likely would have cleared waivers and had to accept an outright back to Triple-A Norfolk, but the club decided to trade him instead.

Even though the organization added Gunkel to the 40-man in November in order to protect him from being...

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