The Orioles acquired right-handed pitcher Adam Plutko from the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in exchange for cash considerations. To make room for Plutko on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated second baseman Yolmer Sánchez for assignment.
Plutko is 13-12 with a 5.05 ERA in 50 games with Cleveland. He has experience starting and in the bullpen. Thirty-five of his 50 games have been starts. In 2020, he was 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA in 10 games, four starts with the Indians.
Sánchez, who was expected to be the Orioles’ starting second baseman, was in the lineup for Saturday night’s game against Atlanta in North Port, Florida but was scratched and replaced by Ramón Urias.
In 14 games, Sánchez hit .205 this spring. He was claimed on waivers last October from the Chicago White Sox.
The Orioles’ 40-man roster remains full.