9:49 PM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
Tigers claim LHP Belfiore off waivers from Orioles

Tigers claim LHP Belfiore off waivers from Orioles

The Detroit Tigers claimed left-handed reliever Mike Belfiore off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.A former first-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2009 draft (45th overall, in the compensation round), Belfiore was the player to be named later in the deal that sent sent third baseman Josh Bell to the Orioles in 2012.In nearly two seasons in the Orioles' minor-league system, he averaged nearly a strikeout per inning. He made his big-league debut last September, and allowed a pair of solo home runs in 1 1/3 innings of relief against...

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