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Orioles acquire LHP Danny Coulombe

Field Level Media
28 Mar 2023, 11:19 GMT+10

The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe from the Minnesota Twins on Monday in exchange for cash considerations.

Coulombe was with Minnesota on a minor league deal that he was able to opt out of if another major league team offered him a roster spot. With the Orioles' 40-man roster currently full, Baltimore will have to make a corresponding move.

That move could include right-hander Andrew Politi, whom the Orioles designated for assignment on Monday, according to a report by the Boston Globe. Politi was selected by Baltimore from the Red Sox in the 2022 Rule 5 Draft, meaning he would be offered back to Boston if he clears waivers.

Coulombe, 33, made 10 relief appearances for the Twins last season, posting a 1.46 ERA in 12 1/3 innings without recording a decision. He struck out nine and walked nine.

In 194 career appearances (one start), Coulombe has gone 9-6 with a 3.92 ERA in eight major league seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2014-15), Oakland Athletics (2015-18) and Twins (2020-22).

--Field Level Media

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