Orioles agree to 1-year contract with RHP Straily

BALTIMORE -- Seeking to boost a thin starting rotation, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a $575,000, one-year contact with Dan Straily.

The 30-year-old right-hander's deal was announced Friday. He would get a $250,000 assignment bonus if traded.

Baltimore's rotation includes Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner, Dylan Bundy and David Hess. Nate Karns has been used twice as an opener. Cobb strained a groin late in spring training and was activated from the injured list on Thursday.

Straily was released March 25 by the Miami Marlins, who chose to give him $1,209,677 in termination pay rather than his $5 million salary, which was not guaranteed.

He was 15-15 in two seasons with the Marlins, who acquired him from Cincinnati in January 2017. He was limited to 23 starts last year, when he went on the injured list twice because of forearm and oblique strains.

Straily had a 5.94 ERA in 16 2/3 innings in five spring training appearances. He is 42-36 with a 4.23 ERA in seven major league seasons.

Baltimore also said right-hander Pedro Araujo cleared waivers, was returned to the Cubs and was reacquired from Chicago for international signing bonus pool allocation and assigned to Double-A Bowie.