Orioles sign veteran pitcher Dan Straily
The Baltimore Orioles, looking for help with their pitching staff, have signed free agent pitcher Dan Straily to a major-league contract.
For most of his career, Straily has been a starting pitcher. The Miami Marlins released Straily immediately after Spring Training. In his 7-year career, Straily is 42-36 with an ERA of 4.23. Last year with Miami, he started 23 games, going 5-6 with an ERA of 4.12. He struck out 99 batters in 122.1 innings.
The 30-year-old was drafted by Oakland in the 24th round and has spent time with the Astros, Reds, and aforementioned Marlins. Straily’s best season came in 2016 when he started 34 games for the Reds, going 14-9 with a 3.76 ERA and 162 strikeouts. Straily will likely become the Orioles’ fifth starter.
To make room for Straily on the 40-man roster, the Orioles have designated Rule-5 pick, Drew Jackson, for assignment. If no team claims Jackson, he must be offered back to the Los Angeles Dodgers, his original team.