Rays claim Oliver Drake off waivers from Twins

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The Rays announced on Thursday that the club claimed pitcher Oliver Drake off waivers from the Twins.

Drake, 31, is well-traveled. In 2018, he wore uniforms for the Brewers, Indians, Angels, Blue Jays, and Twins. Prior to that, he was with the Orioles, so the Rays will be his seventh organization.

The right-hander owns a career 4.59 ERA with 151 strikeouts and 58 walks in 137 1/3 innings. Drake could be utilized in the Rays’ “opener” strategy.