Hale signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. After the Braves granted Hale his release during spring training, it took a few weeks for the right-hander to find work, but it looks like he's finally settled in with a new organization. He'll likely work as a depth arm out of the bullpen at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but given the Dodgers' wealth of arms at every rung of the organizational ladder, Hale won't have an easy path back to the big leagues, especially after turning in a 5.84 ERA in 94 innings at the Triple-A level in 2016.
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.
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