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.
Straily will work out of a relief role moving forward, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Straily hasn't been able to get the job done so far this season as a part of the starting rotation, posting a 9.09 ERA and 1.99 WHIP with an 18:17 K:BB over 34.2 innings. He'll get a chance to turn things around from the bullpen.
Straily (1-4) took the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday by allowing six runs on eight hits over four innings. He walked three and struck out two. Straily never managed to fool the Yankees as he generated only two swinging strikes while giving up four home runs, bringing his season total of homers allowed to 14. The 30-year-old hasn't completed five innings during a start since April 20. Straily has a 9.09 ERA, 1.99 WHIP and 18:17 K:BB through seven starts, and lines up to pitch Monday versus the Tigers.
Straily allowed four earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one across 3.1 innings Thursday against the Indians. He did not factor into the decision. Straily had managed a respectable effort through two innings but unraveled in the third inning, allowing four of the first five batters he faced to reach base. After allowing a leadoff hit in the fourth inning and getting one out, Straily was pulled form the game though was ultimately charged with another earned run after Gabriel Ynoa allowed his inherited runner to score. Straily has been horrific through 30.2 innings this season, posting a 1.89 WHIP and 8.51 ERA. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday against the Yankees.