Orioles claim righty Eades from Minnesota; designate Yacabonis
The Baltimore Orioles have made another pitching change, but this time ftom a waiver claim.
Earlier this afternoon, the team claimed 27-year-old RHP Ryan Eades off waivers from the Minnesota Twins and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Eades has appeared in just two games in his career, both were this year the the American League Central powerhouse Twins. Eades tossed 3.2 scoreless innings of four-hit ball, striking out five and walking two.
Eades is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.1 WAR for his carrer due to his short appearances in the majors, but he will most likely join an Orioles bullpen that desperately needs help.
A Slidell, Lousiana native, Eades was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 19th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of Northshore HS and the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of Louisiana State University.
To open a spot on the 40-man roster, the Orioles have designated RHP Jimmy Yacabonis for assignment.
Yacabonis is having a rough 2019 season, holding a 1-2 record, with an ERA of 6.80 in 29 games with the Orioles this year.
With as many pitching moves Baltimore has made this year, fans should not be surprised if Eades makes his Orioles debut sooner than later.
Welcome to Birdland, Ryan!