Aubrey will be back
First baseman Michael Aubrey, who was designated for assignment when the Orioles acquired infielder Julio Lugo, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
Aubrey batted .289 in 31 games for the Orioles last season after he was acquired from the Cleveland Indians on June 24. He was viewed as a longshot to make the Opening Day roster, but he never really was able to get on the field this spring. He had stitches in his back that held him out early, and then he had a hamstring injury that kept him out late.
It will be interesting to see how the Orioles find at-bats for him at Triple-A Norfolk with Josh Bell and Brandon Snyder entrenched as the starters on the corners.
-- Jeff Zrebiec