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O's sign Ross Wolf, Willie Eyre, Ryan Edell to minor league deals

Just catching up with some recent minor league signings made by the Orioles that I don’t believe we had mentioned here before.

The Orioles have signed right-handed pitchers Ross Wolf and Willie Eyre and lefty Ryan Edell to minor league deals. Eyre and Edell will receive spring training invitations.

Wolf, 29, returns to the organization with which he spent all of 2009 and part of 2010 before being traded to the Oakland A’s for Jake Fox in the unforgettable Wolf-Fox swap. Wolf has a 7.92 ERA in 25 major league games with the A’s and Florida Marlins. He was 4-3 with a 4.76 ERA in 56 games with the Houston Astros' Triple-A affiliate in 2011.

Eyre, 33, was designated for assignment this offseason after going 2-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 19 games for the Orioles in 2011. The Orioles grabbed Eyre as a minor league free agent last August when he opted out of his deal with the A’s Triple-A club. He is 7-8 with a 4.95 ERA in parts of four big league seasons with the Orioles, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers.

Edell, 28, was 10-6 with a 3.38 ERA in 29 games (22 starts) for the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple-A and Double-A affiliates. A former eighth-round pick of the Cleveland Indians, he allowed just 20 walks and struck out 115 batters while allowing 159 hits in 149 minor league innings last year. He has yet to make his major league debut. 

Baseball America first mentioned the Edell signing, and first reported the Eyre signing.

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