Wojciechowski cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. The right-hander was designated for assignment by Baltimore earlier in the week, but he'll stick in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Wojciechowski worked as both a starter and reliever this season but struggled in both roles with a 6.81 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 31:15 K:BB over 37 innings.
Wojciechowski was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Thursday. The 31-year-old struggled as both a starter and reliever this season with a 6.81 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 31:15 K:BB over 37 innings. Wojciechowski could remain in the organization if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde announced Sept. 6 that Wojciechowski would transition into a "swing role" out of the Baltimore bullpen, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. Hyde isn't closing the door on Wojciechowski starting again, though that doesn't seem to be a likely outcome unless the Orioles' rotation is decimated by injuries. Through his seven starts, Wojciechowski posted a 5.17 ERA and 1.44 WHIP while giving up eight home runs over 31.1 innings. Since ceding his spot in the rotation to rookie Dean Kremer, Wojciechowski hasn't fared any better out of the bullpen. He's given up home runs in both of his relief appearances, including two three-run blasts to the Yankees' Luke Voit in his most recent outing Sept. 11.
Wojciechowski allowed three earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five across five innings Tuesday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision. Wojciechowski was tripped up in the second inning when he surrendered a single and double to begin the frame, ultimately resulting in two earned runs. He was otherwise solid, with the only other run he allowed coming on a solo home run. Wojciechowski has now allowed three earned runs in each of his past four starts, and he's only managed to pitch five innings in two of them. Overall, he has a 5.17 ERA with a 29:11 K:BB across 31.1 innings for the season. Wojciechowski is currently projected to take the mound Sunday against the Yankees.
Wojciechowski allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three across four innings Wednesday against the Rays. He did not factor into the decision. Wojciechowski had to work out of trouble almost immediately, as he allowed two doubles in the first inning. However, he managed to keep the Rays scoreless until a two-run home run by Brandon Lowe the third inning -- the big blow of his outing. Wojciechowski now has a 5.13 ERA with a 24:10 K:BB across 26.1 innings. He is projected to take his next turn through the rotation Monday at Toronto.
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