The Orioles officially added two more players to their 40-man roster Wednesday with the acquisition of left-handed relief pitcher Scott Barnes and the signing of infielder Rey Navarro.
The 27-year-old Barnes was acquired from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. He appeared in 25 games for Triple-A Columbus in 2014, going 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 2/3 innings. In two major league seasons for the Indians, Barnes pitched to a 5.20 ERA in 27 2/3 innings spanning 22 appearances.
Barnes was effective against both righties (.194) and left-handed hitters (.192) for Columbus last season and struck out 9.9 batters per nine innings pitched.
Navarro, 24, was previously a member of the Cincinnati Reds organization, splitting his 2014 season between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville. In 65 games for Louisville, Navarro hit .296 with a .351 on-base percentage, three home runs, and 24 runs batted in.
The infielder has the ability to play second base, shortstop, and third base.
With Wednesday’s transactions, the Orioles now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.