Mahoney was designated on Wednesday to make room for newly acquired third baseman
"You're surprised when something like that happens," Mahoney said. "But when it happened I was hoping I would get another opportunity from another team and I did, so I'm looking forward to turning the page and getting an opportunity to play down south."
The 25-year-old Mahoney was called up to the Orioles twice last season, making his major league debut on July 7 in Anaheim. That was his only major league start and he was 0-for-4 on the season.
Last season, he hit .265/.319/.389 with 10 homers and 56 RBIs in 132 games at Triple-A Norfolk.
A 6-foot-6 left-handed hitter, Mahoney was the organization’s 2010