Oliver will join the Orioles during spring training as a non-roster invitee. Oliver split the 2015 campaign between the Rays and Orioles organizations, performing relatively well for the teams' respective Triple-A affiliates. It appears the Orioles were impressed enough to offer Oliver another minors deal that includes an invitation to spring training, where he'll face an uphill battle to earn an Opening Day roster spot.
The Orioles have signed a pair of left-handed pitchers in Dana Eveland and Andy Oliver on Friday, according to the Baltimore Sun. Eveland was last with the Braves organization this season. Atlanta designated him for assignment at the start of July. He had a 5.40 ERA in 3 1/3 innings with the Braves this season. Oliver was granted his release by the Rays in early July after opting out of his contract with their Triple-A club. In 9 2/3 innings this season, Oliver posted a 6.52 ERA with eight walks and just five strikeouts. Eveland and Oliver will join the bullpen for Triple-A Norfolk.
Left-hander Andy Oliver has opted out of his contract with Rays Triple-A affiliate Durham and been granted his release, per the Tampa Bay Times. The 27-year-old Oliver managed decent numbers at that level this season, but struggled mightily with his control, walking 24 in 28 innings. He has walked 401 batters in 611 2/3 minor league innings, which has pretty much doomed his career at this point.
The Rays have signed pitcher Andy Oliver to a minor-league deal, The Tampa Tribune reports. Oliver hasn't pitched in the majors since making two appearances with the Tigers in 2011. He went 3-4 with a 2.59 ERA and 85:47 K:BB ratio in 64 innings with Triple-A Indianapolis last season.
Phillies pitcher Andy Oliver was outirghted Saturday and elected to test free agency, the team announced. Oliver was selected by Philadelphia in the Rule 5 Draft last December and has not reached the majors since 2011. Oliver posted a 3.55 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 10 spring training appearances.
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