The O’s begin the 2020 Winter Meetings with a roster move, claiming right-handed reliever Ashton Goudeau from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Goudeau, 28, made his big league debut with the Rockies this past season but totaled just 8 1/3 innings, during which he allowed seven runs on 15 hits and a pair of walks with just two strikeouts.
Goudeau was terrific at the Double-A level in 2019, where he pitched to a 2.07 ERA and 2.05 FIP with 10.5 K/9, 1.4 BB/9, and 0.46 HR/9.
To make a spot on the 40-man roster, catcher Austin Wynns was passed through outright waivers. He has been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk
The 29-year-old Wynns is a glove-first backup catcher with a career .239/.271/.339 batting line through 192 plate appearances.
In other news, former Oriole outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. posted on his Instagram account that he has signed with the Cincinnati Reds.
Smith Jr. spent two seasons with the O’s, where he tallied a .238/.298/.405 batting line with 15 home runs and 39 RBI in 122 games.