Orioles pitcher Simon claimed by Reds; two others trimmed from roster

April 03, 2012 | WNST Staff

The Orioles announced Tuesday that they have assigned right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek to minor league camp. Neshek appeared in 10 games and recorded one save for the Orioles this spring, allowing three hits over nine scoreless innings. Neshek did not walk a batter and struck out eight.

The club also announced that right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon has been claimed on waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. In four seasons with the Orioles, Simon was 8-12 with a 5.18 earned run average (184 1/3 innings, 106 earned runs).

Additionally, outfielder Jai Miller has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Miller batted .233 (10-for-43) with two home runs and 10 runs batted in in 17 spring training games.

With these moves, the Orioles now have 27 active players remaining in camp and 38 players on the 40-man roster.