Orioles acquire Edgar Olmos from the Cubs

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Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have acquired pitcher Edgar Olmos from the Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later. Olmos has been well-traveled over the last three months, examine:

  • December 4, 2015: Selected off waivers by the Cubs from the Mariners
  • December 10, 2015: Selected off waivers by the Orioles from the Cubs
  • December 23, 2015: Selected off waivers by the Cubs from the Orioles
  • March 24, 2016: Orioles acquire Olmos in a trade with the Cubs

Olmos, who turns 26 in April, spent most of the 2015 season at Triple-A Tacoma in the Mariners’ organization. He did pitch 14 innings at the big league level, yielding seven earned runs on 16 hits and eight walks with four strikeouts. This spring, he struggled, allowing three runs in 3 1/3 innings with only one strikeout and three walks.

If Olmos stays with the Orioles — which seems anything but guaranteed — he’s likely to begin the season with Triple-A Norfolk.