In the little over two months since the regular season ended, the Orioles have been busy adjusting the 40-man roster. There have been nine additions and some subtractions since then.

As the Monday night deadline for offering contracts nears, the roster stands at 39, and Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is obviously eager for some more movement.

On Saturday, the team added a backup catcher, Johnny Monell, which is of interest because he’s a left-handed hitter. So is Steve Clevenger, who entered the offseason as Matt Wieters’ nominal backup.

Monell wasn’t going to get much playing time with the San Francisco Giants. Not only do the Giants have Buster Posey, but they also have a capable young backup in Hector Sanchez. This week, they designated Monell for assignment.