The Orioles have claimed first baseman Andy Wilkins off waivers from the Dodgers, the team announced. Wilkins, who was designated for assignment by Los Angeles earlier this week, will be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, left-hander Cesar Cabral has been designated for assignment.
Wilkins has a .251/.315/.447 slash line over 497 plate appearances at Triple-A this season, split between the Dodgers’ and Blue Jays’ affiliates. The move to Baltimore completes a busy few months for Wilkins, as he was also taken off waivers from the White Sox by the Jays back in March. Wilkins made his MLB debut last season appearing in 17 games with Chicago but hasn’t since returned to the Show.
Cabral, 26, signed a minor league deal with the Orioles last winter and he has posted a 4.95 ERA, 9.7 K/9 and 2.29 K/BB rate over 40 relief innings at Triple-A. He also had a two-game cup of coffee on Baltimore’s roster in June.
Cabral joins seven other players currently in DFA limbo, which you can follow via the MLB Trade Rumors DFA Tracker.