The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Alexi Casilla from Triple-A Norfolk.
Casilla, 30, batted .264/.315/.320 in 56 games for Triple-A Norfolk this season, stealing nine bases in 11 attempts while primarily playing second base (34 games) and shortstop (21 games). Casilla will wear #1.
To make room for Casilla on the 40-man roster, right-hander Preston Guilmet has been designated for assignment. Guilmet, 27, pitched to a 5.23 ERA (10.1IP, 6ER) in 10 appearances for the Orioles and went 4-2 with a 3.91 ERA (48.1IP, 21ER) in 40 games for Triple-A Norfolk this season.