Orioles acquire Wade Miley from the Mariners

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Update #2 (7:10 PM EDT): The trade is official, per Heyman.

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Update (6:51 PM EDT): The Mariners will receive lefty pitcher Ariel Miranda from the Orioles if the trade is completed, per Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Miranda, 27, made his major league debut — his only major league appearance — on July 3, allowing three runs on four hits with four strikeouts in two innings against the Mariners. With Triple-A Norfolk, Miranda compiled a 3.93 ERA with an 87/31 K/BB ratio in 100 2/3 innings.

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Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball is reporting that the Orioles are set to acquire starter Wade Miley from the Mariners, pending the medicals of the involved players. The Mariners’ return is currently unknown.

Miley allowed one run on one hit and one walk with nine strikeouts in Saturday’s win over the Cubs. He ends July with a 3.45 ERA, which likely helped draw trade interest. His overall ERA is an uninspiring 4.98 with an 82/34 K/BB ratio in 112 innings.

The Mariners acquired Miley this past offseason, sending Roenis Elias and Carson Smith to the Red Sox. Miley will earn the remainder of his $6 million salary for this season as well as $8.75 million in 2017. The Mariners will have a $12 million club option for Miley in 2018 with a $500,000 buyout.

We’ll update you as more details are revealed.

Phillies’ Bryce Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

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PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.

The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.

The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.

Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.

Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.

In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.

Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.

With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.