Another new addition to the organization

The Orioles have claimed left-hander Pedro Viola off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

I guess he can take Alberto Castillo's spot with the Tides. Lose a lefty, sign a lefty.

Viola, 26, appeared in nine games for the Reds last season, posting a 5.14 ERA in seven innings after going 2-2 with eight saves and a 5.47 ERA in 54 games with Triple-A Louisville.

So who's going to be the first person to mistakenly refer to him as "Frank?"

I really hope it isn't me.

The Orioles created room on the 40-man roster by transferring Felix Pie to the 60-day disabled list.


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