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.