Orioles sign Pineiro to Minor League deal

Orioles sign Pineiro to Minor League deal

Orioles sign Pineiro to Minor League deal
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles signed right-hander Joel Pineiro to a Minor League deal on Wednesday, in a continuing effort to add depth to the organization.

The 33-year-old Pineiro, who arrived at Baltimore's Minor League complex in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday, was signed by the Phillies in January but released a few days into Spring Training, and the Orioles could use him as a starter or potentially as a long man in the bullpen.

Baltimore does not currently have a long man in its bullpen.

Pineiro went 7-7 with a 5.13 ERA for the Angels last season and is expected to be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.