Found February 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The Orioles have reached minor league deals with free agent pitchers Joel Pineiro and Mark Hendrickson.  Pineiro is yet another pitcher to sign with a new organization while working their way back from injury. Both pitchers are seeking to return to the majors for the first time since 2011. Pineiro, 34, last pitched for the Los Angeles Angels. After a strong  37-20 record to start his career with Seattle, the 6' 200 lb. right-hander struggled from 2004-2006, posting losing seasons with very high ERA's each season.  Working exclusively as a starter since joining the St Louis Cardinals and working under HOF worthy pitching Coach Dave Duncan, Pineiro has already seen his career resurrected once.  All tolled, Pineiro has a 101-93 won-lost record.  He was pitching in the Orioles minor league system when his 2012 season ended in order to undergo labrum surgery.  Pineiro's deal does not include an invitation to the major league camp, according to Eduardo A.Encina of the BaltimoreSun. Hendrickson, at 6'9, 240 lb. with NBA experience spent 2009-10 and a short stint in 2011 with the Orioles.  With Baltimore he worked out of the bullpen, though he has split his 320+ big league appearances almost evenly as starter and reliever.  Now 38, Hendrickson is trying to come back after sitting out the entire 2012 season.  A Washington State alumni, Mark was drafted every year from 1992-1996 by the Braves, Padres, Braves, Tigers and Rangers respectively, but chose not to sign each time.  Finally, he joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization in 1997.  A career won-lost of 58-74, a 5.03 lifetime ERA and a WHIP of 1.459, coupled with a new contract, tells you this guy MUST throw left-handed. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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