SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles optioned right-handed pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday afternoon, whittling their spring roster to 41.
Despaigne pitched in eight games and allowed 10 runs on 19 hits and six walks over 13 1/3 innings. Used exclusively in relief, Despaigne is expected to be part of Norfolk's rotation and be a spot starter/long-relief option for Baltimore during the season.
Despaigne was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Feb. 4 in exchange for Jean Cosme.
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