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Orioles acquire Brad Brach from Padres

Nov 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

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San Diego designated right-hander Brad Brach for assignment last week and now the Padres have traded him to the Orioles in exchange for minor leaguer Devin Jones.

Brach has a 3.70 career ERA and 117 strikeouts in 105 innings for the Padres, which made the DFA surprising, although his numbers away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park aren’t so impressive and ultimately he’s a 28-year-old reliever with borderline setup man upside.

Still, not a bad low-wattage pickup for the Orioles, as Jones got knocked around in Double-A as a 23-year-old starter and may wind up in the bullpen himself.

  1. sdelmonte - Nov 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Alliterative headline time, part 2:
    Brad Brach Bound for Baltimore Bullpen

    • nolanwiffle - Nov 25, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      Bravo!

      • beachnbaseball - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:52 PM

        They have all the pieces they need now. Dynamite Dan Duquette does it again! Print those playoff tickets, boys and tell ‘em the O’s are a comin’!

  2. ptfu - Nov 25, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Well, if you’re going to mention Brad Brach’s ability to strike people out, then you should also mention his problem with walks. He’s walked 59 hitters in 105 innings, good for a walk rate of 5.07/9 IP. Gotta cut down those walks to be of much value.

    Then again, Devin Jones isn’t much either, so meh for meh.

  3. pbastille - Nov 25, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Release point looks a little iffy to me…

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