Riske business

You have to like a sports agency that announces when its clients sign a contract.

Welcome to the Twitter world.

CAA Baseball has tweeted that reliever David Riske agreed to a minor league deal with the Orioles that includes an invitation to spring training.

Riske appeared in 23 games with the Brewers last season, compiling a 5.01 ERA before being released in August. He already got his Tommy John surgery out of the way in 2009.

Riske is 20-20 with a 3.67 ERA in 11 seasons with the Indians, Red Sox, White Sox, Royals and Brewers.

Riske, 34, is probably ticketed for Triple-A Norfolk unless there's an injury. It's getting pretty crowded in the Orioles' bullpen, which could include right-handers Kevin Gregg, Koji Uehara, Jim Johnson, Jeremy Accardo and Jason Berken. And don't forget Rule 5 pick Adrian Rosario (as I've done a few times.) But competition is a good thing.

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