The Orioles today announced that RHP Armando Gabino and INF Rhyne Hughes have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
Gabino, 27, appeared in five games for the Orioles in 2010, allowing seven earned runs in 4.2 innings of work. Gabino appeared in 30 games (eight starts) for Norfolk, and was 7-0 with two saves and a 2.37 ERA (83.2IP, 22ER).
Hughes, 27, made his Major League debut for the Orioles on April 24 and appeared in 14 games, batting .213 (10-47) with four RBI. Hughes batted .258 (100-388) with 10 home runs and 39 RBI in 104 games for Norfolk in 2010.
The Orioles currently have 32 players on their 40-man Major League roster.