The Orioles lost outfielder John Andreoli on waivers to the Seattle Mariners, the team announced, in a reversal of the roster move that brought him to Baltimore in August.

Andreoli, 28, hit .232 with a pair of doubles in 23 games for the Orioles after joining the major league team on Aug. 18.


Orioles add right-hander Branden Kline to 40-man roster ahead of minor league free agency

The Orioles added right-hander Branden Kline to the 40-man roster Wednesday to keep him away from minor league free agency and eventually, the Rule 5 draft, after his stellar return from injury in 2018.

The team was interested in his speed and minor league hitting track record from the Chicago Cubs’ system and then the Mariners’, but he struggled to break through a crowded outfield picture that also featured Cedric Mullins, DJ Stewart, Adam Jones and Joey Rickard.

Andreoli’s skill set was especially similar to Rickard’s, while the Orioles gave preference in playing time to homegrown players Mullins and Stewart down the stretch.

Andreoli was cleared off the roster as the team has to make room for as many as five players coming off the 60-day disabled list this week, including Mark Trumbo, Richard Bleier, Pedro Araujo, Austin Hays and Gabriel Ynoa.

The deadline for those moves is 5 p.m. Friday.

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