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Baltimore signs Tommy Hunter

Baltimore adds depth to its bullpen.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore signed reliever Tommy Hunter, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Rich Dubroff.

Hunter returns to the Orioles after initially joining Baltimore in the 2011 Chris Davis trade with the Rangers. Cleveland signed Hunter to a $2 million deal last winter but released him Thursday.

Hunter fractured his back during the All-Star break and was sidelined since early July as a result.

Before he went down, Hunter, 30, was having a solid year, posting a 3.74 ERA and 3.15 FIP over 21.2 innings with the Indians.

Hunter joins an Orioles bullpen that has pitched to a 3.75 ERA, which ranks seventh in the National League. He started his career as a starter before becoming a reliever in 2013. Over 229 innings in relief, Hunter has pitched to a 3.30 ERA.

Baltimore enters play Sunday three games behind the Blue Jays in the American League East and in possession of one of two American League Wild Card spots.