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Orioles acquire Vidal Nuno from Dodgers

Baltimore adds another lefty to the pen mix as spring training gets underway.

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The Orioles have acquired left-hander Vidal Nuno from the Dodgers for right-hander Ryan Moseley, in a deal that was first reported by Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Lefty T.J. McFarland was designated for assignment to make room for Nuno.

Nuno, 29, joins Baltimore after a very short stint with the Dodgers, who acquired him in a one-for-one swap that sent Carlos Ruiz to the Mariners in November. He will join fellow southpaw Donnie Hart in the O’s bullpen ahead of closer Zach Britton, providing an upgrade over McFarland and waiver claim Jed Bradley.

Nuno pitched to a 3.53 ERA and 7.8 K/9 in 58.2 innings for the Mariners last season, making one start in 55 appearances. He is a veteran of four major-league seasons with the Yankees (2013-14), Diamondbacks (2014-15) and Mariners (2015-16), owning a 4.02 ERA in that span.

Nuno, who is under club control through the 2019 season, has been traded four times since July 2014, serving as part of trades involving Brandon McCarthy, Mark Trumbo and Ruiz.

Moseley, 22, was Baltimore’s eighth-round pick in 2016 and pitched to a 3.20 ERA in 19.2 innings for Low-A Aberdeen last year.