The Baltimore Orioles are vying for a spot, but that hasn’t stopped them from letting players go on the trade deadline this season. After a day of trading Tree Mancini To the Houston Astros, the Oriole was traded closer Jorge Lopez To the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
The Orioles received four minor league pitchers: left-handed Cady Povich, right-handed javelin Illuminate Kanoright diluted Juan Nunez and left hand Juan Rojas.
Lopez has 19 saves and is 4-6 with 1.68 ERA. He has 54 strikes in 48 runs this season.
AL Central’s leading twins (54-48) lead in one game over the Cleveland Guardians who enter Tuesday’s games. The Orioles (52-51) have been the surprise of the season and are just two and a half games away from the last place of the championship.
Povich, 22, a third-round pick of the 2021 draft, is 6-8 with a 4.46 ERA in 16 starts for High-A Cedar Rapids this season. Kano, 28, is 1-0 with 9.22 ERA in 13⅔ innings in the Grand Prix this season and 1-1 with 1.90 ERA in 23⅔ innings at Triple-A St. Paul. Nunez, 26, is 4-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 28⅓ rounds at the top A-level this season. Rojas, 18, is 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA in eight games (six starts) over the 30-round Florida Complex.