2/7/2014 3:12 P.M. ET
Orioles sign LaPorta to Minor League contract
First baseman spent majority of 2013 season at Indians' Triple-A level
By Cash Kruth / MLB.com
The Orioles and first baseman Matt LaPorta agreed to a Minor League deal Friday, the club announced on Twitter.
LaPorta, 29, spent the majority of last season at Triple-A in the Indians' organization, hitting .238 with 10 home runs in 44 games.
LaPorta hasn't played in the Majors since 2012, when he appeared in 22 games and hit .241 for the Tribe.
A first-round pick (No. 7 overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft by the Brewers, LaPorta was dealt to the Indians in 2008 for left-hander CC Sabathia. LaPorta is a career .238 hitter in parts of four seasons, all with Cleveland.