Outfielder Alex Hassan, who was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room on the roster for infielder Everth Cabrera, was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.
The Orioles claimed Hassan off waivers on Nov. 20 from A's, who claimed him from the Boston Red Sox three days earlier. He was in big league camp competing for a roster spot, but he was likely going to start the season in Triple-A Norfolk.
Hassan has played just three games in the majors – all last season with Boston – but showed promise against left-handed pitching. He hit .328/.409/.492 against lefties in Triple-A.
In other news, the Orioles announced their pitchers for Sunday's intrasquad game, which will take place on the Ed Smith Stadium main field at 1 p.m.
T.J. McFarland, Wesley Wright, Mike Wright, Jason Garcia, Logan Verrett and Hunter Harvey will pitch for the "away" team and Zach Britton, Ryan Webb, Mark Hendrickson, Tim Berry, Tyler Wilson and Chaz Roe will pitch for the "home" team.