Dwyer agreed to a minor league deal with the Orioles on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Dwyer spent the entirety of 2015 with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate, working to a 4.01 ERA with just a 63:55 K:BB ratio in 33 appearances (10 starts). The 27-year-old has pitched in just two major league games in his career, so he figures to serve more as organizational depth both in the rotation and in the bullpen for the Orioles.
The Royals announced Friday starting pitcher John Lamb was optioned to minor-league camp. They also reassigned starting pitcher Scott Alexander, pitcher Miguel Almonte, starting pitcher Christian Binford, pitcher Chris Dwyer, catcher Zane Evans, catcher Cam Gallagher and starting pitcher Sean Manaea to minor-league camp, per The Kansas City Star. Manaea and Almonte are among the team's top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America.
The Royals have secured waivers on right-hander Blake Wood and lefty Chris Dwyer. Both have accepted assignments to Triple-A Omaha. The hard-throwing Wood pitched briefly for Cleveland earlier in the year. He compiled a 7.11 ERA in 6 1/3 innings.
The Royals announced a slew of roster moves on Monday. The team selected the contracts of outfielder Carlos Peguero and left-hander Brandon Finnegan and recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella, catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Lane Adams and right-hander Casey Coleman from the minors. Additionally, Kansas City designated pitchers Chris Dwyer and Blake Wood for assignment. The Royals also reinstated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list.
The Royals announced several roster moves Monday, which included sending top pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer to minor-league camp. Jason Adam, Aaron Brooks, Sugar Ray Marimon, Juan Graterol, Brandon Laird, Jorge Bonifacio, Gorkys Hernandez, Melky Mesa and Paulo Orlando were also reassigned to minor-league camp. The Royals also optioned Chris Dwyer to Triple-A Omaha, while optioning John Lamb, Cheslor Cuthbert and Lane Adams to Double-A Northwest Arkansas.