The Orioles have acquired right-hander Logan Verrett from the Mets for cash considerations, according to a team announcement. The move clears a spot on the Mets’ 40-man roster for Yoenis Cespedes.
Verrett, 26, was 3-8 with a 5.20 ERA in 35 appearances (12 starts) for the Mets last season. He displayed versatility as an option both in the bullpen and starting rotation, and will provide depth for Baltimore next season. Verrett is under team control through the 2021 season.
Verrett, who was originally drafted by the Mets in the third round of the 2011 draft, was selected by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft in 2015 but did not make the team out of spring training. He made his major-league debut with the Rangers that season and owns a carer 4.65 ERA in 139.1 major-league innings over two seasons.