Baltimore Orioles defeat Chicago White Sox, 10-2

Chicago - - The Orioles have cleared their position-player logjam by trading infielder Oscar Salazar to the San Diego Padres for right-handed submarine reliever Cla Meredith.

Meredith, 26, was 4-2 with a 4.17 ERA in 36 2/3 innings and 35 games for the Padres. He will join the Orioles in New York either Tuesday or Wednesday, said Orioles president Andy MacPhail.

"He gets a lot of ground balls, he will be new to our league and that could be beneficial," MacPhail said. ...

Orioles manager Dave Trembley believes starter Jeremy Guthrie arrived for the second half of the season more determined and confident than he has been all year.

Guthrie thinks he arrived finally feeling normal after battling a strength-sapping virus.

Regardless of the motivation, a healthy, confident and more effective Guthrie appeared on the U.S. Cellular Field mound Sunday in the Orioles' 10-2 rout of the Chicago White Sox.

"I think it is very important to our b...