The Orioles announced Tuesday that they have claimed catcher Luis Exposito on waivers from Boston.
Expositio, 25, is a career .268/.324/.420 hitter in seven minor league seasons in Boston’s farm system. He was the Red Sox 31st round selection in the 2005 first-year player draft.
To make room for Exposito on the 40-man roster, infielder Josh Bell has been designated for assignment. Bell, 25, batted .200/.221/.264 in 79 games with the Orioles in 2010 and 2011. He was acquired by Baltimore on July 30, 2009 in exchange for left-handed pitcher George Sherrill.