May 11, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dana Eveland (37) pitches in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE
LHP Dana Eveland cleared waivers as expected. Outrighted to AAA Norfolk— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) July 29, 2012
A victim of the numbers game, the Orioles needed to designate Eveland for assignment in order to make room on the roster for right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich. The southpaw posted a 4.73 ERA across 32 1/3 innings of work this season, along with a 5.0 K/9, 3.6 BB/9 and 0.8 HR/9.
The journeyman reliever Eveland has thrown for 7 different teams in the majors since 2006. But for now, the 28-year-old Eveland will head to Class Triple-A Norfolk and hope to work his way for another opportunity with Baltimore at the big league level. If he wants to carve out a role with a team, he will need to be tougher on left-handed batters.