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Top Adam Plutko News

  • Adam Plutko: Lands in KBO

    Plutko signed with the LG Twins of Korea Baseball Organization on Thursday, Sung Min Kim of The Athletic reports.

    Plutko served as a reliever for the Orioles in 2021, posting a 6.71 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 56.1 innings. After being designated for assignment in mid-August, it didn't appear that he would have significant opportunity in the major leagues moving forward. Instead, Plutko may have the chance to return to a starting role with the Twins, and he is set to make up to $800,000 on a one-year deal.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Clears waivers

    Plutko recently accepted an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk after clearing waivers, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.

    Plutko was DFA'd after allowing 17 runs on seven homers across his last 8.1 innings with Baltimore. He'll stay with the organization after failing to garner interest on the waiver wire but will likely face an uphill battle to return to the major-league roster by the end of the season.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Cast off 40-man roster

    Plutko was designated for assignment Sunday, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

    Plutko has gone through a nightmarish stretch lately in which he's allowed 17 runs and seven home runs in his last 8.1 innings. He and Dusten Knight were replaced on the big-league roster by Konner Wade and Fernando Abad.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Getting crushed by long ball

    Plutko has allowed a home run in each of his last five outings.

    In that span, he's given up 10 runs in 7.2 innings while striking out just four. The right-hander hardly seen little high-leverage work with just one save and five holds in 37 appearances. Plutko's recent struggles have ticked his ERA up to 5.66 through 55.2 innings this year.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Allows two runs Saturday

    Plutko allowed two runs on two hits in one inning during Saturday's 5-3 win over Washington.

    The right-hander made just his second appearance since the All-Star break, so he may have been a bit rusty. Plutko allowed a solo home run to Juan Soto in the seventh inning, and he was also charged with one of two runs that scored on a Trea Turner single in the eighth allowed by Tanner Scott. Through 49 innings, Plutko has a 4.96 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 39:22 K:BB while allowing 11 homers in 33 appearances. He's often tasked with covering multiple low-leverage innings.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Posts 2.2 scoreless innings

    Plutko allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two over 2.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the White Sox.

    Plutko has allowed just one run despite allowing eight hits and eight walks over his last 8.2 innings. While he's gotten a bit lucky lately, the right-hander owns a 4.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 39:21 K:BB through 47.2 innings overall. He's expected to continue serving as a multi-inning reliever in the second half of the season, and that role comes with little fantasy upside, especially on a struggling Orioles team.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Collects first save

    Plutko allowed a walk and no runs in two-thirds of an inning to earn the save in Monday's 9-7 win over Houston.

    Regular closer Paul Fry was deployed in the eighth inning of a tie game, but Baltimore rallied for five runs in the top of the ninth. Though Fry was inefficient in the ninth, Plutko was able to secure the last two outs while throwing just six pitches. The 29-year-old typically works in a multi-inning role -- Monday's save was his first of the year to go with five holds, two blown saves and a 1-2 record.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Works 2.2 innings

    Plutko allowed three runs on five hits and struck out two in 2.2 innings in a 9-0 loss to Toronto on Thursday.

    After starter Dean Kremer only managed to get one out, Plutko was brought in for a long-relief assignment. The 29-year-old wasn't much better, giving up a solo home run to Vladimir Guerrero and a pair of RBI doubles to Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette. All five of Plutko's appearances in June have been between two and three innings -- Baltimore appears to have him stretched out for at least a piggyback role when necessary, as he threw 49 pitches (34 strikes) Thursday. The right-hander owns a mediocre 5.54 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB across 39 innings.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Pitches 2.1 innings

    Plutko allowed a run on three hits and struck out three across 2.1 innings in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to Cleveland.

    Making his first appearance against the only franchise he'd ever known until this year, Plutko delivered a credible relief performance. Overall, though, he's in the midst of a rough patch, having given up 19 runs (18 earned) in his last 12.1 innings spanning nine appearances. Plutko has a 5.61 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 29:12 K:BB and five holds across 33.2 innings spent mostly in a low-leverage bullpen role.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Dealt second loss

    Plutko (1-2) took the loss Monday versus Minnesota. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning.

    Plutko allowed the initial runner in the 10th inning to score on a wild pitch. It wouldn't have mattered ultimately -- Jorge Polanco took Plutko deep with two outs to provide just enough insurance for Minnesota to win. The right-hander gave up 13 runs (12 earned) across 12.1 innings in May. For the year, he's produced a 4.61 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 20:12 K:BB across 27.1 innings. He's collected five holds and taken two blown saves in 21 outings.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Takes loss Saturday

    Plutko (1-1) allowed four runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over two innings in a loss to Washington on Saturday.

    Plutko struggled through the fourth inning, allowing an RBI double to Trea Turner and a three-run home run to Ryan Zimmerman. The right-hander got through the fifth without trouble, but Baltimore wasn't able to pull even again in the contest. Plutko has hit a rough patch, allowing 10 runs over his last 3.1 innings after a fairly strong start to the season. He now owns a 4.74 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 17:11 K:BB across 24.2 innings, mainly as a multi-inning reliever.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Charged with blown save

    Plutko allowed two runs on two hits in one-third of an inning in Wednesday's 9-7 loss to Tampa Bay. He was charged with a blown save.

    The right-hander entered the game in relief of starter John Means with one out in the seventh inning. Plutko allowed an inherited runner to score before allowing a game-tying, two-run home run to Randy Arozarena. The 29-year-old Plutko has hit a rough patch with seven runs allowed in his last 3.2 innings, including a four-spot against the Yankees as an opener on May 16. He's posted a 3.57 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 14:10 K:BB across 22.2 innings overall with five holds, two blown saves and a win in 17 outings. He should be expected to work in lower-leverage roles until he can get back in a groove.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Lasts one inning Sunday

    Plutko allowed four runs on four hits and a walk in one inning in Sunday's win over the Yankees. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Plutko made his first start of the season Sunday, but he was unable to last past the first inning since he gave up a walk, two singles and a pair of home runs to begin the game. However, the Orioles scored 10 runs in the contest, which allowed Plutko to settle for a no-decision. The right-hander could make more starts later in the season, but he could also pitch as a reliever in his next outing.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Starting Sunday against Yankees

    Plutko will start for the Orioles against the Yankees on Sunday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

    This will be Plutko's 16th appearance and first start for Baltimore after he was traded from Cleveland shortly before Opening Day. His home-run rate this season is well below his career 1.89 HR/9 mark, and his 17.1 percent strikeout rate leaves a lot to be desired. Further, he hasn't gone more than three innings in an appearance this season, so it's difficult to see him qualifying for the win.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Charged with blown save

    Plutko allowed two inherited runners to score and allowed a hit and a walk in one inning to take a blown save Sunday versus Boston. He struck out one.

    Plutko can't be fully blamed for the blown save -- starter Dean Kremer allowed consecutive singles to begin the sixth inning before the call to the bullpen was made. Plutko allowed a two-run double to Rafael Devers, with the runs charged to Kremer. The 29-year-old Plutko has been solid this season with a 0.95 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 13:6 K:BB across 19 innings. He's a versatile option for manager Brandon Hyde, but he's picked up only three holds while often working in lower-leverage situations.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Solid in relief outing

    Plutko allowed three hits and a walk with one strikeout over 2.1 scoreless innings in Thursday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Yankees.

    Plutko didn't factor in the decision, but he gave Baltimore a strong outing in a long-relief role. The 29-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 10:4 K:BB and three holds across 15 innings this season. Despite those sterling stats, Plutko isn't likely to work late in games; rather, he'll mostly see multi-inning assignments and perhaps some spot starts.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Collects hold

    Plutko pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout to earn a hold in Sunday's 8-1 win over the Athletics.

    Plutko relieved starter John Means with one out in the seventh inning. The 29-year-old Plutko has a 1.42 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 9:3 K:BB and three holds through 12.2 innings. He's also picked up a win while working mainly in the middle innings.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Logs hold Tuesday

    Plutko pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two to earn a hold in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.

    Plutko entered the game in the sixth inning after Shawn Armstrong worked his way into a jam. The 29-year-old Plutko allowed two inherited runners to score, but he didn't allow any additional damage. He's pitched to a 1.64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB across 11 innings so far, good for a 1-0 record and two holds in seven outings.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Rebounds with first hold

    Plutko pitched a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts to earn a hold in Friday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

    Plutko allowed his first two runs of the season Tuesday versus the Mariners, but he bounced back with a clean outing Friday. The right-hander has a 1.93 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and six strikeouts in 9.1 innings across five appearances so far. Plutko remains more of a long-relief option for the Orioles.

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  • Orioles' Adam Plutko: Earns win in relief

    Plutko (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out two over 2.1 innings to earn the win Saturday versus the Red Sox.

    Starter Matt Harvey couldn't quite complete five innings, so Plutko came in for a multi-inning assignment. The 29-year-old Plutko looked good in his Orioles debut, throwing 21 of his 33 pitches for strikes. The right-hander had a 4.88 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 15:7 K:BB across 10 appearances (four starts) spanning 27.2 innings with Cleveland last year. Plutko appears set to work in a similar long-relief role in 2021, so his fantasy value is likely to be limited. Should the Orioles need a spot starter or an opener, he could be a candidate in those situations as well.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Upland, CA
Age: 30
School: UCLA
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R