Orioles Transactions 5/30/18

The Baltimore Orioles made two moves today.

The Orioles decided that they needed a young arm rather than another off the bench, so our old friend Donnie Hart returns from AAA to save the Orioles.

The former 27th rounder has pitched to a 3.05 ERA in 20.2 innings as a left-handed reliever with the Norfolk Tides. In 4.2 Innings as a Major Leaguer this season he has a 1.93 ERA. In 2017 he had a 3.71 ERA in 43.2 innings.

Danny Valencia had a son today, so he will be missing from the lineup and bench for a few days (the happy parents named their son Oliver). In 34 games this season the 33-year-old has a line of .279/.339/.471 with five homeruns. He is a masher against lefties and has done well in that spot. With the return of Steve Wilkerson imminent, Valencia’s lack of defense may make him expendable.

Cedric Mullens was recently named Eastern League player of the week after a week of batting .560 and three steals. Mullens is the future center fielder for the Orioles and it should not be long before Orioles fans are clamoring for him. He can hit for average, has power, solid speed, and is a plus defender.
Read more about him here.




Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland now a Montgomery College student. Supporting the Ravens and Orioles since 1998. Also a West Wing Fan!

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