Orioles acquire Brad Brach from Padres

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San Diego designated right-hander Brad Brach for assignment last week and now the Padres have traded him to the Orioles in exchange for minor leaguer Devin Jones.

Brach has a 3.70 career ERA and 117 strikeouts in 105 innings for the Padres, which made the DFA surprising, although his numbers away from pitcher-friendly Petco Park aren’t so impressive and ultimately he’s a 28-year-old reliever with borderline setup man upside.

Still, not a bad low-wattage pickup for the Orioles, as Jones got knocked around in Double-A as a 23-year-old starter and may wind up in the bullpen himself.