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Orioles sign Dan Straily to major-league contract, per source

Straily was released by the Marlins at the end of spring training.

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The Baltimore Orioles have finalized a major-league contract with free agent starting pitcher Dan Straily, according to a league source. To make room for Straily on the roster, the team designated infielder Drew Jackson for assignment.

Straily, a veteran right-hander, had been released by the Miami Marlins just last week following the conclusion of the team’s spring training program.

Through seven years of major league action, Straily has recorded a 4.23 ERA over the course of 142 appearances, earning a 42-36 record.

2018 marked Straily’s second season in Miami. During the campaign, he started 23 games and went 5-6 with a 4.12 ERA. He allowed 62 runs on 107 hits over 122.1 innings on the mound, while striking out 99 batters and walking 52.

The 32-year old, who was selected in the 24th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics, has never been in the Cy Young race, and has never even made an All-Star appearance. In 2013 with Oakland, he finished fourth in Rookie of the Year Voting.

However, he has still proven to be a reliable starter and has only made three appearances in the minor leagues since the start of the 2016 season. He will be a great addition to the Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation and should provide the team with a fabulous veteran presence.