Orioles Outright Four Gamers
The Orioles have outrighted three hurlers – David Hess, Branden Kline and Kohl Stewart – in addition to infielder/outfielder Andrew Velazquez to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com was amongst these to report. The best-handed Hess is now a free agent, per Kubatko.
Hess, an Oriole since they selected him within the 2014 draft, reached the majors in 2018 and wound up combining for 183 1/Three massive league innings between then and the following season. Nonetheless, Hess struggled to a 5.84 ERA/6.44 FIP with 6.97 Okay/9, 3.29 BB/9 and a paltry 33.7 % groundball price throughout that 44-appearance, 33-start span. Hess was barely an element for this 12 months’s Orioles, with whom he tossed seven innings of five-run ball.
The hard-throwing, right-handed Kline was a second-rounder of the Orioles in 2012, although he has solely logged 46 innings and a 5.48 ERA/5.47 FIP within the bigs thus far.
Stewart, the fourth general choose of the Twins in 2013, noticed his time in Minnesota slowed by accidents. The righty did mix for 62 innings of 4.79 ERA/4.80 FIP pitching as a Twin from 2018-19, however he struck out fewer than 5 batters per 9 alongside the way in which. Stewart signed with the O’s final winter, although the Kind 1 diabetic opted out of pitching in 2020 due to issues over the coronavirus.
Velazquez, the lone place participant on this group, turned an Oriole after they claimed him from the Indians on waivers through the offseason. Though Velazquez did obtain 77 plate appearances with Baltimore, he solely mustered a .159/.274/.206 line and did not hit a house run.