Orioles claim Soto on waivers again today

BOSTON – The Livan Soto shell game was played again this afternoon.

The Orioles claimed Soto on waivers from the Angels Feb. 8, and the Angels claimed him 10 days later.

Soto is on the move again, going back to the Orioles today in a waiver claim. They optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

The utility infielder got into in 22 games with the Angels between 2022-23 and went 24-for-64 (.375) with five doubles, a triple and a home run.

Soto, 23, appeared in nine games at Triple-A Salt Lake this year and was 6-for-28 (.214). He’s a left-handed bat that arrives in Norfolk after Jackson Holliday’s promotion yesterday to the Orioles.

Manager Buck Britton can move Soto around the infield with his ability to play shortstop, second base and third base.

The Angels designated Soto for assignment on Monday.  

The Orioles’ 40-man roster increases to 39 players.

* John Means allowed two runs and two hits today with two walks and three strikeouts in three innings in his third rehab start at Norfolk. He threw 61 pitches, 35 for strikes.

Jeter Downs hit a solo home run for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

* Kyle Bradish was supposed to begin his rehab assignment tonight at High-A Aberdeen but is throwing live batting practice this afternoon due to inclement weather in the forecast.

* A rainout forced the Brewers to adjust their rotation for the weekend series at Camden Yards.

Freddy Peralta starts on Friday, followed by former Orioles left-hander DL Hall on Saturday and Colin Rea on Sunday against Corbin Burnes.

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