The Baltimore Orioles claimed Jeremy Guthrie off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Monday, adding the right-handed pitcher to their 40-man roster.
Guthrie, 27, had a 6.98 ERA in nine games with Cleveland last year, but spent most of the season at AAA Buffalo, where he went 9-5 with a 3.14 ERA. Over the last three seasons, he has appeared in 16 games with the Tribe, compiling a 6.08 ERA. Guthrie was Cleveland's first-round selection and the 22nd overall in the 2002 amateur draft.
To make room for Guthrie on the 40-man roster, the O's designated righty Mariano Salas for assignment. Salas went 2-6 with a 2.92 ERA in 44 relief appearances for AA Bowie in 2006.
In other Orioles news, the club reached one-year agreements with outfielders Nick Markakis and Adam Stern, along with pitchers Kurt Birkins and Ryan Keefer.