Orioles gain right-hander Jack Flaherty from Cardinals

  • 02-August-2023

Baltimore gained right-hander Jack Flaherty from the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday with an end goal to support a beginning pivot that is assisted the Orioles with starting to lead the pack in the American Association East however presently faces weariness concerns heading into the stretch run.

At the trade deadline, the Orioles had a chance to be one of baseball's most aggressive teams due to their low payroll and abundance of prospects, particularly position players. At last, they clutched their most profoundly promoted small time players and are getting the 27-year-old Flaherty, who can turn into a free specialist after this season.

Orioles general manager Mike Elias stated, "We need help with the innings load down the stretch." We have a great deal of youthful starters that haven't done this previously. We were just looking for pitching assistance of all kinds because we have injured and worn-out members of our relief corps."

The Cardinals, currently in last place in the National League Central, used Flaherty this season, going 7-6 with a 4.43 earned run average. On Sunday, Texas acquired left-hander Jordan Montgomery from St. Louis.

Flaherty was acquired by the Orioles in exchange for infielder César Prieto, pitchers Drew Rom (left) and Zack Showalter (right). Prieto is Baltimore's No. 16 possibility, as indicated by MLB Pipeline, and Rom is No. 18, yet Baltimore didn't leave behind any of its eight possibilities positioned in baseball's main 100.

"The highest point of our possibility list is on par with what is out there," Elias said. " It required a long investment to get individuals off of that piece of the rundown."

Saying this doesn't imply that the Orioles could never have exchanged a portion of their all the more profoundly promoted possibilities, yet they at last chose to take a more modest action.

"A ton of groups truly focused on a ton of players that we had that we simply didn't feel were suitable to go in those arrangements," Elias said. " As a result, we had to wait until the last minute to complete this."

The 24-year-old Prieto hit .317 out of 27 games for Triple-A Norfolk this season, and the 23-year-old Rom went 7-6 with a 5.34 Time for Norfolk. For Class A Delmarva, the 19-year-old Showalter went 0-2 with a 2.37 ERA.

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