Left-hander Ross Detwiler passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Rangers last week and has been released.
Detwiler turned down an assignment to Triple-A and will instead hit the open market after allowing 37 runs in 43 innings for the Rangers. He previously had a solid six-season run with the Nationals, splitting time between the rotation and bullpen with a 3.82 ERA in 471 total innings.
Now that the Rangers are on the hook for his entire $3.45 million salary Detwiler should draw some interest in a middle relief role, but the 29-year-old may need to put together some good outings at Triple-A first.
Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.
A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.
The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.
David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.
The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.