The Orioles have claimed right-hander Alex Burnette off waivers from the Blue Jays and optioned him to triple-A.
Burnett, 25, was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Jays claimed Casper Wells off waivers from the Mariners. Burnett’s command has improved each year since his 2010 debut. In 170 career innings, he has a 4.61 ERA, 5.6 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9.
As I said in a previous blog post….someone would find room for him on their 40-man roster. There’s nothing wrong with a 25-year-old who throws 92 mph and lots of strikes.