Twins' Gabino claimed by Orioles

Twins' Gabino claimed by Orioles

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins' 40-man roster continued to get some alterations on Monday, as right-hander Armando Gabino was claimed by the Orioles on outright waivers and first baseman Justin Huber was outrighted to Triple-A Rochester after clearing waivers.

Gabino, 26, went 0-0 with a 17.18 ERA in two appearances (one start) for the Twins in 2009. He made his Major League debut on Aug. 25 in a spot start against the Orioles, lasting just 2 2/3 innings while allowing four runs on five hits. Gabino went 6-4 with a 2.94 ERA in 38 games for Rochester this past season.

Huber batted .273 with 22 home runs and 76 RBIs for the Red Wings in 2009, and he went 1-for-2 in one game for the Twins.

With Gabino gone and Huber off the roster, the Twins now have 33 players on the 40-man roster, although that number currently includes shortstop Orlando Cabrera, who has not yet filed for free agency. Pitchers Boof Bonser, Pat Neshek and Kevin Slowey remain on the 60-day disabled list and will have to be added to the roster soon. The Twins have until Nov. 20 to finalize their 40-man roster in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 10.

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.