They added 30-year-old infielder Omar Quintanilla for cash or future considerations on Friday from the
An hour earlier, the Orioles learned they had lost right-hander
Bergesen, 26, did not pitch for the Orioles this season, but he was called up this week and then designated for assignment. He was 4-3 with a 4.03 ERA in 22 games (10 starts) for Triple-A Norfolk. He is flying to Phoenix tomorrow and will pitch out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen.
The Orioles had an open 40-man roster spot because of the designation of Bergesen, but they will have to make room on the 25-man roster for Quintanilla, who is a .218 career big league hitter in parts of seven major league seasons with the
Considered a utility infielder – Quintanilla has played 119 games at shortstop, 106 at second base and 13 at third – he will play some second base with
He is expected to join the team Saturday.
Once considered a key part of the Orioles’ pitching future, Bergesen had a star-crossed Orioles career. He was in contention for