BALTIMORE (AP) -Pitcher Lance Cormier and the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a minor league contract, a move that adds depth to a potentially thin starting staff.
Cormier went 2-6 with a 7.09 ERA in 10 games with the Atlanta Braves last season. He was removed from the Braves' 40-man roster in early December to make room for Tom Glavine and released less than a week later.
The 27-year-old Cormier has a career record of 14-18 with a 5.98 ERA. He broke into the majors in 2004 with Arizona as a starter but had his best season in 2005 as a reliever, going 7-3 in 67 games.
The right-hander could help fill out a Baltimore starting rotation that last season was decimated by injury. Kris Benson missed the entire year because of a torn rotator cuff, Jaret Wright started only three games and Erik Bedard, Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Loewen each were sidelined for an extended period.
Only four Orioles started more than 20 games, including Steve Trachsel, who is no longer on the 40-man roster.
If added to the 40-man roster, Cormier would receive a $450,000, one-year contract.

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