The Orioles must place certain players with minor-league experience on their 40-man or risk losing them in the Rule 5. Last season, the Orioles selected infielder Ryan Flaherty from the Cubs in the Rule 5. Teams must keep Rule 5 picks on their major league roster for the entire season or pass the player through waivers and offer him back to the team he was drafted from.
When Adam Jones launched his 30th home run to deliver the crowning blow in the Orioles' three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, it was hard not to think of former O's pitcher Erik Bedard.
The Orioles have claimed catcher Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. To make room for Exposito on the club's 40-man roster, the Orioles have designated third baseman Josh Bell for assignment.