The Orioles have acquired left-hander Wade Miley from the Mariners for lefty Ariel Miranda, as first reported by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. No cash is changing hands in the deal.
Baltimore has been looking for starting pitching help for weeks, and has been linked to Rich Hill, Andrew Cashner and Jeremy Hellickson in recent days. Baltimore was said to be heavily involved in talks for Cashner before he was dealt to the Marlins, and pursued Miley once the Mariners declared him available.
Miley, 29, has now been traded three times since 2014-- from the Diamondbacks to the Red Sox, from the Red Sox to the Mariners, and now from the Mariners to the Orioles. He has posted a 4.98 ERA in 19 starts for Seattle this year, but drew trade interest due to the lack of options available to pitching-hungry teams after a strong July.
Miley is under control through the 2018 season as a result of a 3-year, $19.25 million extension he signed with Boston that includes a $12 million option for a fourth season. He will join an all-righty rotation for the Orioles, who have been looking hard at left-handers all month.
Miranda, 27, is a 6-foot-2, 190 lb. lefty from Cuba who made his major-league debut for Baltimore earlier in the year. He has posted a 3.93 ERA in 19 starts for Triple-A Norfolk so far this year, and does not rank among MLB.com’s top 30 Orioles prospects.