The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Cubs.
Hendriks, 24, was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from Minnesota on December 13. He appeared in 10 games (eight starts) for the Twins in 2013, going 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA (47.1IP, 36ER). He also made 16 starts for Triple-A Rochester. Originally signed by Minnesota as an international free agent in 2007, Hendriks will be the third Australian-born Oriole in club history when he makes his debut, joining John Stephens (2002) and Damian Moss (2003). In six minor league seasons in the Minnesota organization, Hendriks went 42-28 with a 2.99 ERA (580.1IP, 193ER) in 100 games (98 starts).
With this move, the Orioles now have 39 players on the 40-man roster.