FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2008
ORIOLES SIGN TRACHSEL TO MINOR LEAGUE DEAL
...The Orioles today announced that they have signed RHP Steve Trachsel to a minor league contract with an invitation to their major league spring training camp.
Trachsel, 37, began last season with the Orioles before being traded to the Chicago Cubs on August 31. He combined to go 7-11 with a 4.90 ERA in 29 starts between the two teams. He went 6-8 with a 4.48 ERA in 25 starts for the Orioles after signing the day before the start of spring training, and allowed three or fewer earned runs in 17 of his 25 starts for the Orioles and 2 of 4 starts for the Cubs.
A 15-year major league veteran, Trachsel owns a 141-154 career record with a 4.32 ERA with the Cubs, Orioles, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The Orioles now have 18 non-roster players invited to their spring major league camp.
Welcome back, Trashman. I guess. Or not.