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Orioles once again claim IF Alberto on waivers

Baltimore Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Baltimore Orioles claimed infielder Hanser Alberto on waivers from San Francisco, a week after they lost him on a waiver claim to the Giants.

Alberto was first claimed by the Orioles from the New York Yankees on Jan. 11. The 26-year-old hit .192 with nine RBIs in 89 games with the Texas Rangers in three seasons.

He was designated for assignment Feb. 19 when Baltimore claimed left-hander Josh Osich on waivers and claimed by San Francisco on Feb. 22.

To make room for Alberto on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated left-handed pitcher Donnie Hart for assignment.

Hart is 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 93 games with Baltimore over the past three seasons.

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