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Orioles use open roster spot to claim reliever Scott McGough from Marlins

Orioles use open roster spot to claim reliever Scott McGough from Marlins

The Orioles used one of their empty roster spots to claim right-handed reliever Scott McGough off waivers from the Miami Marlins, leaving just one open spot on the 40-man roster.

McGough, who began this season in Triple-A in the Marlins organization, was designated for assignment on Thursday. He will join the Triple-A Norfolk roster, the team announced.

“McGough is a good competitor, and if needed, should be able to support our major league bullpen this year,” Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said.

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected McGough out of Oregon in the fifth round of the 2011 major league draft. A year later, he went to the Marlins as part...

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