Araujo was assigned to Double-A Bowie on Friday after his rights were acquired from the Cubs for $750,000 in international bonus money, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Araujo, selected from the Cubs in the Rule 5 draft last year, was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday and had to be offered back to Chicago as he didn't spend enough time on the big-league roster in 2018. He'll now remain with the organization after a small trade was worked out, however. He made 20 appearances for Baltimore in 2018 and accrued a 7.71 ERA with 29 punchouts over 28 innings, and after a rough appearance to kick off 2019 (two runs allowed over 0.2 frames), he'll join the Baysox.
Araujo was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday. Araujo was a Rule 5 pick from the Cubs last season but hasn't looked like a major leaguer through 28.2 innings, posting an 8.16 ERA with a 14.2 percent walk rate. He spent a long time last season on the injured list with an elbow injury.
Araujo (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. The move is purely a procedural one, as Araujo has already been ruled out for the season with a right elbow sprain. It allows the Orioles to reinstate Andrew Susac (wrist) from the restricted list.
Manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Araujo (elbow) will begin a throwing program in the immediate future, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Showalter added that he hopes to see Araujo pitch at the big-league level at some point in September, but that's far from a guarantee since the right-hander has been sidelined since June with a right elbow sprain. He will need to work his arm all the way back to speed and likely won't have the luxury of competing in minor-league games unless he's able to make a speedy recovery.
Araujo got a PRP injection in his throwing elbow Thursday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Araujo has been on the disabled list since June 11 due to a right elbow sprain. He's managed to throw a bullpen session since suffering the injury, but the timetable for his return remains unclear.