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Orioles claim Strop (the player to be named from Texas)

The Orioles officially announced that they had claimed right-handed reliever Pedro Strop off waivers from the Texas Rangers and he will join the club in Tampa.

Strop was the player to be named later in Wednesday's deal that sent Michael Gonzalez to the Rangers.

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Basically, the Orioles received cash from the Rangers, which they used to make the claim to get Strop.

It's one of those baseball procedural things, but the bottom line is that Strop is an Oriole and the Gonzalez trade is completed.

Strop, 26, was 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA in 11 games with the Rangers in 2011.

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