Turner to the Mets; Gonzo likely to 60-day DL
Second baseman Justin Turner, who the Orioles designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster for infielder Scott Moore, has been claimed by the New York Mets.
It's not a complete surprise with former Orioles executive Wayne Krivsky, who was with the Cincinnati Reds organization with Turner and recommended that the Orioles get him in the Ramon Hernandez deal, now in the Mets' front office.
Also to make room for Frank Mata on the 40-man roster, the Orioles will likely just move reliever Michael Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day. That would mean that Gonzalez would be eligible to come off the DL on June 9, just like Brian Roberts.