The Orioles yesterday signed right-handed reliever Paul Shuey to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. A 10-year major league veteran, Shuey has made only one professional appearance in the past three seasons due to a labrum problem in his right hip.
Shuey, who has a 45-27 career record with a 3.57 ERA in 451 games, last pitched in the majors for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003. In 2004, he suffered a damaged tendon in his right thumb in spring training and spent the entire season on the disabled list. He signed a minor league deal with the Cleveland Indians in 2005 but made only one appearance for Double-A Akron before retiring.