Straily signed a contract with the Lotte Giants of the KBO on Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Straily struggled mightily with the Orioles a season ago, accruing a 9.82 ERA and 1.99 WHIP with a 33:22 K:BB over 47.2 frames. He'll look to resurrect his career overseas, and could return to Major League Baseball if he finds success in Korea.
Straily elected free agency Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. The veteran has parts of eight big-league seasons under his belt but will almost certainly be looking for a minor-league deal this winter. In 47.2 innings for the Orioles last season, he struggled to a 9.82 ERA while striking out just 14.0 percent of opposing batters.
Straily was traded from the Orioles to the Phillies on Wednesday in exchange for cash, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. It's been a rough year for Straily, who owns a brutal 9.82 ERA, 1.99 WHIP and 33:22 K:BB in 47.2 innings this season. He'll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he'll serve as organizational pitching depth.
Straily accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The decision allows Straily to keep the remainder of his major-league contract but prevents him from seeking opportunities elsewhere. It's not clear that any opportunities were likely to come after he recorded a 9.82 ERA in 47.2 innings for the Orioles to start the season.
Straily Joe Trezza of MLB.com on Thursday. He has a 9.82 ERA in 14 games for the Orioles, so this was not a surprising move. Evan Phillips was recalled to take his place in the bullpen.
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