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Report: Marlins acquire Will Ohman from Orioles

Jul 31, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have traded Will Ohman to the Marlins. Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Orioles will receive right-hander Rick Vandenhurk in return.

Ohman, 32, has a 3.30 ERA and 1.60 WHIP over 51 appearances with the Orioles this season. He has held left-handers to a .226 batting average and a 631 OPS. We’ve heard reports of the Giants and other contenders looking into Ohman, so to see him go to the Marlins is a little surprising. That being said, they have won 10 out of their last 14 games and are just as close to the playoffs as the Mets.

Vandenhurk, 25, has spent most of the season with Triple-A New Orleans, posting a 4.68 ERA over 19 starts. He has a 5.96 ERA over 35 major league appearances (32 starts).

  1. Old Gator - Jul 31, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    This is a good move for the Feesh. VandenHurk has been an avatar of middle inning carnage in the few stints he’s had above sea level, and worse as a spot starter. Ohman is pretty much exactly what the Feesh need coming out of their boolpen, especially now that they’re teasing us with a mini-run at contention.
    So, altogether, the Feesh managed to unload a defensive nightmare at third in Cantu, which will now be helmed by Kindly Uncle Wes Helms, spelled occasionally by journeyman Hector Luna, who can play a decent third but whose ability to hit ML peetching remains suspect. Call it addition by subtraction. Then they bring in an apparently decent middle reliever, something of which the Ancient Old Ones have spoken but which many at Joeprodolsharklife Stadium believe is just an old fart’s myth.
    AND they unload Cantu’s $6 million salary and replace it with a couple of triple-A callups. Well, who saw that one coming? Scrooge McLoria will be out celebrating tonight, probably before seven PM when the early bird specials run out.
    I can’t imagine what the Aureoles were thinking, though.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 31, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Oh, and incidentally, the cornish hens I’ve been marinating in papaya nectar after cold hickory smoking them, rubbing them with balsamic glaze, letting them air out for an afternoon and dousing them with Jack Daniels’ BBQ sauce, and then set butterflied on their split backs moderate heat on a charcoal grill for forty five minutes in anticipation of the blockbuster deal the Feesh were probably not going to make, have now been consumed. Oh. My. God (Buddha is a vegetarian). There is now no further reason for anyone ever to bother grilling a cornish hen ever again. Perfection has been achieved. Everything else is redundant.

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