Oliver was released by the Brewers on Wednesday, Jim Goulart of Brewerfan.net reports. Oliver has had a rough season at Triple-A Colorado Springs in his first year with the organization, racking up a 7.59 ERA and a 20:15 K:BB over 21.1 innings in relief. The southpaw showed signs of promise last season with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate, posting a 3.43 ERA in 14 starts, but he will look to latch on elsewhere in hopes of continuing his career.
Oliver signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training. The 29-year-old southpaw has bounced around in recent seasons, most recently making 28 appearances (14 starts) with the Orioles' Triple-A affiliate. He should serve as organizational depth for the Brewers in 2017.
Oliver re-signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Oliver had opted out of his deal with Triple-A Norfolk earlier in June, but he'll return to the organization less than two weeks later. The lefty worked to a solid 2.08 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 34.2 innings and figures to return to the Triple-A level.
Oliver was cut from major league camp Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. As a result, Oliver, who was a non-roster invitee, will likely begin the season at Triple-A, where he spent the bulk of the 2015 campaign, splitting the season between the Orioles and Rays organizations. In 16 appearances for Baltimore's Triple-A affiliate, Oliver registered a 3.72 ERA and 1.345 WHIP across 29.0 cumulative innings.
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.
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