Orioles Make Shocking Ryan O'Hearn Move to Clear Roster Spot for Lewin Diaz

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Baltimore Orioles made a shocking Ryan O'Hearn move in order to clear a roster spot for Lewin Diaz.
The Baltimore Orioles made a shocking Ryan O'Hearn move in order to clear a roster spot for Lewin Diaz. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Baltimore Orioles have made a number of intriguing, but lower level, moves over the last few days. And it's resulted in a whirlwind timeline for newly acquired infielder Ryan O'Hearn.

Just two days ago, the Orioles acquired O'Hearn from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. This came on the heels of his DFA (designated for assignment) by Kansas City.

Now, he's already been DFA'd again.

Baltimore announced Thursday that they also DFA'd O'Hearn. The move was made in order to clear a roster spot for Lewin Diaz, whom the Atlanta Braves previously waived.

There is some speculation that the Orioles believs O'Hearn will clear waivers and be put back onto the Triple-A roster, wiping any fears of losing him completely. But, the move is also a wild ride for Diaz.

Diaz spent the first three years of his MLB career with the Miami Marlins. But, in this offseason alone, he's bounced between four teams. He was first claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates, went to waivers, the Orioles picked up him, traded him to the Atlanta Braves for cash, was DFA'd in Pittsburgh, and finally lands back in Baltimore.

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