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Simon claimed by Reds, Neshek and Miller to the minors

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Try not to shoot anyone in Cincy, 'Fredo.
Try not to shoot anyone in Cincy, 'Fredo.

The Orioles today announced that they have assigned RHP PAT NESHEK to minor league camp. Neshek appeared in 10 games and recorded one save for the Orioles this spring, allowing three hits over 9.0 scoreless innings. Neshek did not walk a batter and struck out eight.

The Orioles also announced that RHP 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 ERA (184.1IP, 106ER).

Additionally, OF JAI MILLER has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Miller batted .233 (10-43) with two home runs and 10 RBI 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.

Farewell to the Saucy One. Not quite good enough to make the team, not quite bad enough to clear waivers.

Jai Miller wil be a nice guy to have in the minors for when someone gets hurt. Maybe he'll sacrifice a chicken to Jobu while he's down there and learn how to hit a curve ball.