O's claim Reyes from Jays

Jays pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes was claimed by the Orioles on Tuesday. (QMI Agency/Ernest Doroszuk)

Jays pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes was claimed by the Orioles on Tuesday. (QMI Agency/Ernest Doroszuk)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:29 PM ET

The Baltimore Orioles claimed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes off waivers Tuesday from the Toronto Blue Jays and released pitcher Justin Duchscherer.

Reyes, 26, had a 5-8 record and a 5.40 earned-run average with the Jays this season.

During five seasons in the majors -- the first four with the Atlanta Braves -- Reyes is 10-23 with a 6.04 ERA in 61 games.

The Jays designated Reyes for assignment on July 23.

In his last six starts for Toronto, the native of West Covina, Calif., had an ERA of 8.60.

Duchscherer signed a one-year deal with Baltimore in February but did not appear in a game as he recovered from a hip injury.

His past four seasons have been injury plagued. Duchscherer has required hip and elbow surgery and also had a bout with clinical depression.

The 33-year-old right-hander has a career record of 33-25 with 14 saves and a 3.13 ERA in 224 games, including 32 starts. Duchscherer was an all-star in 2005 as a reliever with the Oakland Athletics.

To make room on the roster for Reyes, the team transferred outfielder Luke Scott to the 60-day disabled list. He is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.


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