Aquino was released by the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The 25-year-old lefty has a 6.32 ERA in 15.2 career major-league innings. He had recorded a 4.26 ERA with nearly as many walks (12) as strikeouts (13) in 19 innings for Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Aquino will attend the Orioles' big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Aquino appeared in four games for Baltimore in 2017, two of which were starts. He struggled during that brief sample and allowed 11 runs on 15 hits and six walks over 13.1 innings. The 25-year-old southpaw could compete for a spot in the bullpen, but may need to show some improvement at Triple-A Norfolk before earning another shot with the big club.
Aquino agreed to a minor-league deal with the Orioles on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Aquino made four appearances with Baltimore in 2017, posting a 7.43 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 13.1 innings. During 21 starts with Triple-A Norfolk -- where he'll likely begin next season -- the southpaw sported an 89:41 K:BB and held a 4.24 ERA. The 25-year-old has struggled during his brief opportunities in the big leagues, but it appears as though the Orioles haven't yet given up on the posibility that he can find success at the next level.
Aquino will remain with Triple-A Norfolk after passing through waivers unclaimed, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Aquino was DFA'd by Baltimore on Tuesday, but will stay with the organization after being outrighted to the Triple-A team. In four appearances in the big leagues this season, Aquino posted a 7.43 ERA and 1.58 WHIP over 13.1 innings.
Aquino was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Tuesday.
This move clears room on the 40-man roster for Austin Hays, the Orioles' top prospect, to join the big club. Aquino compiled an unsightly 7.43 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 13.1 major-league innings this season. The 24-year-old will now head through waivers to determine his next landing spot.
Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
As has been the case numerous times this season, Aquino will head back to the minors now that his arm is unavailable for the coming days. He's made a number of spot starts for Baltimore this season, although with Chris Tillman (personal) nearing a return to the rotation, there may be limited opportunities for his services in the rotation for the foreseeable future. Infielder Johnny Giavotella will fill his roster spot.
Aquino (1-2) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on five hits in Milwaukee on Wednesday, though he struck out seven without a walk.
Aquino hadn't missed many bats in his prior MLB appearances this season, so those whiffs are a surprise. He's been a high-WHIP pitcher in the upper minors, and that doesn't offer a lot of hope for Aquino, who was only up for a spot start and will likely be sent down promptly.
Aquino was called up by the Orioles on Wednesday and will make his second start of the season against the Brewers.
Aquino is taking the place of Chris Tillman, who was placed on paternity leave prior to Wednesday's contest. During three appearances with Baltimore this season, Aquino has given up eight earned runs off 10 hits and six walks in just eight innings. He will have his hands full against a hot Milwaukee offense in his second career start at the big-league level.
Aquino will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to start Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Aquino will step in to start for Chris Tillman, who is expected to be on placed on the paternity list prior to the contest. The 24-year-old held his own in a spot start earlier in the season for the Orioles -- allowing two runs over 6.1 innings -- but he struggled in a pair of relief appearances afterwards, which ultimately resulted in him returning to the minors. He owns a 4.46 ERA and 55:24 K:BB through 12 starts (66.2 innings) at Triple-A this season.
Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.
Donnie Hart was recalled in a corresponding move Saturday as Aquino heads back to the minors. Aquino did not make any appearances during his most recent call-up and has not made any major-league outings since April 28. He'll be on a short list of left-handed options down in the minors should Hart struggle.
Aquino was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.
The Orioles continue to shuffle their pitching staff, bringing Aquino back for his second stint with the big-league club. It seems like the southpaw is destined for a relief role this time around, although a spot start in the near future is not out of the realm of possibility. To make room for him on the active roster, Stefan Crichton was sent back to the minors.
Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline reports.
The 24-year-old southpaw has appeared twice for the major-league club this season, once as a starter and once as a reliever. Although the start was serviceable, the bullpen appearance was a total disaster, as he allowed a three-run homer in just one-third of an inning. With no room in the rotation, Aquino will head back to the minors to get more work in as a starter until the Orioles need more help at the big-league level.
Aquino (1-0) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two batters over six innings during Saturday's win over Boston.
Holding the Red Sox to two runs is impressive, but this was also just Aquino's third start above Double-A, so keeping expectations in check is advised. He's likely earned another start and lines up to face the Yankees next week, which will be another tough matchup.
Aquino was confirmed as Saturday's starter against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Aquino beat out Alec Asher to start for the Orioles on Saturday, as the two were both being considered for a spot start. The 24-year-old allowed five runs (four earned) while striking out 11 in nine innings (two starts) at Triple-A Norfolk before being recalled. It's uncertain if he'll return to the bullpen or continue to serve as the Orioles' fifth starter while Chris Tillman (shoulder) is sidelined, but that should become clearer in the near future.
Aquino remains an option to start Saturday against the Red Sox, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.
He was recalled from Triple-A on Wednesday to offer an extra arm out of the bullpen, but has not yet been used. The Orioles announced that Dylan Bundy will start on normal rest Friday, so it will either be Aquino or Alec Asher on the hill Saturday against Steven Wright. If either Aquino or Asher is used out of the bullpen Thursday or Friday, that should cement who will start Saturday. Neither is an intriguing fantasy option, but Asher would be slightly more interesting, as he has already logged a quality start in his lone outing in the big leagues this season.
Aquino is a candidate to start Friday or Saturday against the Red Sox, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.
He was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, presumably to serve as a long reliever on either Wednesday or Thursday, but if Alec Asher is used in that role instead, Aquino would presumably get a spot start either Friday or Saturday. He was scheduled to start Thursday at Triple-A, so he would be on extra rest. Aquino had a 4.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in nine innings (two starts) prior to his call-up.
Aquino was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
He was slated to start Thursday for Norfolk, but the Orioles needed an extra arm, so he will instead be available in long relief Wednesday. Tyler Wilson was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Aquino is an option to start Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Aquino has pitched just one game at Triple-A Norfolk this season, and it wasn't the most impressive outing. Over three innings he allowed four runs off six hits and two walks. However, the Orioles need another starter for their upcoming series against Toronto and are considering Aquino as well as Alec Asher, another pitcher with the Norfolk team.
Aquino was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
Aquino posted an impressive 1.20 ERA over 15 innings this spring, leading some to speculate that he would be a candidate to replace Chris Tillman (shoulder) in the rotation. It now appears this won't happen out of the gates, but Baltimore does open the year with two games and two off days in the first four days, so it's possible Aquino is called up when that starter is needed. The Orioles could also elect to use veteran Ubaldo Jimenez in that role, but the decision likely depends on whether Wade Miley (illness) is ready to make a start by April 9. Regardless of the team's decision, the 24-year-old Aquino is worth keeping an eye on as a potential spot-start candidate later in the year.
Aquino, who's vying to temporarily replace Chris Tillman (shoulder) in the rotation, owns an impressive 0.84 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and a 10:1 K:BB through 11 Grapefruit League innings.
Aquino appears to be a few lengths ahead of the pack in the competition for the starting role. His WHIP and .175 BAA are tops for any O's pitcher with more than 10 innings logged this spring. If not a starter, the 24-year-old lefty can certainly fill a long-relief role, which practically guarantees him a spot on the 25-man roster assuming Aquino doesn't implode in the final days of spring training. Whichever pitcher assumes Tillman's spot will have increased value to open the campaign, and Aquino certainly is deserving of that role as it stands now.
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