O's claim Sardinas off waivers from Padres

O's claim Sardinas off waivers from Padres

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced Wednesday afternoon that they claimed infielder Luis Sardinas off waivers from the Padres.

Sardinas, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, has a .163 average and one RBI in 49 at-bats. He was bumped off the Padres' roster when they claimed infielder Chase d'Arnaud from the Red Sox. The 24-year-old switch-hitter, who is from Venezuela, is a career .229 hitter in parts of four seasons in the Majors.

With the move, which gives the O's some infield depth, Baltimore's 40-man roster is full.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.