The Orioles have outrighted Hale to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports. After being claimed by Baltimore back in late April, the 28-year-old owns a 5.11 ERA in 44 innings this year with Triple-A Norfolk. Hale has not made an appearance with the Orioles big-league club so far in 2016.
Hale was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Monday and was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Hale was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday, and it appears he was intriguing enough to Baltimore to warrant a waiver claim. The right-hander was anything but impressive in two appearances with the Rockies this season, but if he can crack the major league roster at some point this season, leaving the hitter-friendly Coors Field would certainly help out his value.
Hale was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday. He didn't fare well in his first appearance of the season last weekend, allowing three runs on three hits and two walks over 1.2 innings. The door for Hale to become a major league starter was already closed, and it seems the Rockies ruled out the possibility of him developing into a useful bullpen option. Hale will now be subjected to waivers.
Hale was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. Hale will come up for the first time this season to take the roster spot of Nick Hundley, who was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Saturday. The 25-year-old has allowed five hits and one earned run in two starts (6.0 innings) at Triple-A this season.
Hale was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday. Hale was competing for the fifth starter spot in Colorado with Jon Gray (abdomen) out, but the team will apparently go with a competition between Christian Bergman, Yohan Flande, and Chris Rusin. Hale had a spring training to forget, suffering through a hamstring injury then throwing a mediocre 1.2 innings in his debut. Hale will head to Albuquerque and serve as depth for the Rockies.