I'm hearing some rumblings that the Orioles just traded Oscar Salazar to the San Diego Padres.
I don't have confirmation at this point, or what the Orioles would receive in return, but I'm working on it.
The Orioles acquired reliever Cla Meredith from the Padres for Oscar Salazar.
Meredith is 4-2 with a 4.17 ERA, 13 walks and 20 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings.
Meredith, 26, is a submarine-stylist who was described by Andy MacPhail, president of baseball operations, as a "poor man’s Chad Bradford."
"He gets a lot of ground balls and can pitch every other day," MacPhail said. "The ground ball ratio becomes more important later in the summer in our ballpark."
MacPhail also wanted to give the bullpen a different look, figuring most of the current relievers were too similar.
Meredith has an option remaining, but the Orioles aren’t expected to use it. My guess is Kam Mickolio gets sent down tomorrow to make room for David Hernandez.
— A Done Deal - Roch Kubatko With David Hernandez coming up to pitch tomorrow a move had to be made. Guess we'll have to stay tuned on the return.