The Orioles made another trade before Saturday's deadline, this time trading reliever Wil Ohman to the Florida Marlins for starting pitcher, Rick VandenHurk.
From the Baltimore Sun: VandenHurk, 25, has pitched in two games for the Marlins this season, allowing three hits and one earned run in 1 1/3 innings. He has pitched for Florida since 2007, compiling an 8-9 record and a 5.96 ERA.
The Orioles plan to move VandenHurk into the starting rotation at Triple-A Norfolk. VandenHurk worked with Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz during the 2007 MLB season with the Marlins.
Josh Bell has been recalled from the Tides, and Troy Patton could be brought up to Baltimore to take Ohman's spot Sunday. Patton would give the club another left-hander in the bullpen.
Ohman appeared in 51 games for the Orioles this season, allowing 30 hits and 11 earned runs in 30 innings. He struck out 29 batters and had an ERA of 3.30.
I figure it's safe to assume that VandenHurk will be another young arm in the Baltimore system and at this rate, they might need all they can get. He's got some major league experience, and more importantly, the pitcher is someone who the Orioles will have control of for a good while.
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