Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Trachsel Sent On His Way: DFA'ed This Afternoon...

Steve Trachsel has been designated for assignment by Baltimore; thus, it should be no big surprise to anyone who has been following the team at all in 2008.

Good guy, but I don't see him coming back to the majors unless someone really needs an emergency starter.

From the Baltimore Sun: Rather than continue to use Steve Trachsel in an unfamiliar relief role, the Orioles decided today to designate him for assignment, ending his second stint with the club. The move was made before tonight's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

To replace Trachsel on the roster, the Orioles returned to a four-man bench by purchasing infielder Oscar Salazar's contract from Triple-A Norfolk.

Trachsel, 37, left the clubhouse before reporters were allowed inside and wasn't available for comment. He went 2-5 with an 8.39 ERA in 10 games this season, the first eight as a starter.

Trachsel didn't make it past the third inning in four of his starts. As a reliever, he allowed six runs (four earned) and eight hits in six innings, with five walks and no strikeouts.
Oscar Salazar has been called up from Norfolk and takes Steve Trachsel's roster spot.

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