NEW YORK -- The Orioles have claimed right-hander
In order to make room for Burnett, who will report to Triple-A Norfolk, on the 40-man roster, the club transferred designated hitter
Burnett, 25, was 4-4 with a 3.52 ERA and 10 holds last season with the
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette called Burnett a solid major league pitcher who "can contribute this year and support the major league bullpen."
Burnett can also give the Orioles some added bullpen depth after the club traded veteran right-handed reliever
Burnett is 8-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 174 career big league appearances over three seasons with the Minnesota Twins.