The Orioles have signed 32-year old lefty reliever Nick Bierbrodt to a minor league deal. Bierbrodt pitched in 35 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Rockies last season and he was 1-1 with 1 save, a 6.57 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP. He last pitched in the majors way back in 2004 with the Texas Rangers. He has pitched in 38 games (25 starts) in his major league career and he is 6-9 with a 6.66 ERA and a 1.82 WHIP. He is downright awful as a pitcher and the O’s will be in bad shape if he gets anywhere near Baltimore in 2011.