Cabral signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. The lefty reliever's contract also comes with an invite to spring training. He debuted in the big leagues in 2013, but has pitched just 5.2 innings in the majors, posting a 6.35 ERA.
Cabral has filed for free agency, Rich Dubroff of Comcast Sports Net reports. Cabral made just two appearances with the Orioles this season, walking one batter in just an inning of work. While his numbers at Triple-A Norfolk (4.95 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 43:19 K:BB in 40 innings) were certainly down, he will likely get a chance to impress with another team during spring training.
The Orioles made a pair of roster moves on Sunday, claiming infielder Andy Wilkins off waivers and designating relief pitcher Cesar Cabral for assignment, according to MASNSports.com. Cabral was optioned to Triple-A back in June, and tossed just one inning with Baltimore this season. Wilkins hit .140 with two RBI in 43 at-bats with the Dodgers earlier this year.
The Orioles have optioned left-hander Cesar Cabral to Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced on Tuesday. Cabral was brought up to the club on Friday and made a pair of scoreless appearances over the weekend. Cabral's demotion makes room for Nolan Reimold, who was called up from Triple-A on Tuesday.
Among the flurry of moves made Friday by the Orioles were the promotion of infielder Rey Navarro and left-handed reliever Cesar Cabral from Triple-A Norfolk and the demotion of catcher Steve Clevenger and pitcher Mike Wright to the same team. The 26-year-old Cabral has been lights-out this season with a 0.00 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 21 2/3 innings of relief. Left-handed hitters are batting just .120 against him. Wright has certainly not been sent down due to performance. He pitched shutout ball in his first two starts and stands at 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA.