Orioles claim David Hale off waivers from the Rockies

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The Orioles claimed pitcher David Hale off waivers from the Rockies on Monday, CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Rich Dubroff reports. Hale will report to Triple-A Norfolk. As the Orioles’ had space on the 40-man roster, the club didn’t need to make any corresponding roster moves.

With Yovani Gallardo on the disabled list, the Orioles are very thin on starting pitching at the moment. Kevin Gausman will make his season debut on Monday night against the Rays. Tyler Wilson, who started on Saturday, is scheduled to make another start on Thursday against the White Sox.

Hale, 28, made only two relief appearances for the Rockies this season. He gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings in his 2016 debut on April 16, then allowed a hit and an out in his most recent appearance on the 19th. Hale has a career 4.48 ERA with a 120/62 K/BB ratio in 178 2/3 innings over parts of four seasons.