Orioles cut two from spring roster

Orioles cut two from spring roster

The Orioles cut two from their spring roster on Sunday afternoon, optioning infielder Rey Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigning outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo to Minor League camp. Manager Buck Showalter will make more cuts on Monday, including some pitchers and at least one more position player.

Navarro was signed to a Major League contract at the end of November and went 4-for-12 with a home run this spring.

"He's got a little pop," Showalter said. "He's a quality defender. Everything that they said he was, he was. Good kid. He can really play second base. Switch-hitter. I'll tell you, he's got a little juice. He could hit 12, 13, 14 home runs.

"I talked to a lot of people, actually managers he had. I'm glad we got him."

Tuiasosopo went 0-for-11.

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