Armstong was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk after clearing waivers Friday.
Armstrong was designated for assignment June 4 after posting an ugly 8.55 ERA and 1.90 WHIP across 20 big-league relief innings. Unsurprisingly, he went unclaimed on the waiver wire, so he'll now look to go work on his craft at Triple-A.
Armstrong was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday.
The 30-year-old has been awful through the first two months of the season with an 8.55 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB over 20 innings, which was enough to cost him his spot on the 40-man roster. Armstrong allowed only three runs over 15 frames for Baltimore in 2020 but was unable to replicate that success this season.
Armstrong allowed two runs on two hits and struck out three in 1.1 innings to earn a hold in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Minnesota.
Armstrong got through the seventh inning with little trouble, but he struggled early in the eighth. A Ryan Jeffers triple put a run on Armstrong's line, and Paul Fry allowed an inherited runner to score on a sacrifice fly. With an 8.55 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB in 20 innings, Armstrong continues to see mainly low-leverage work. His hold Wednesday was his first of the year, and he's also been charged with a blown save.
Armstrong pitched a perfect seventh inning in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Minnesota.
The 30-year-old has struggled to put together clean outings this season, but he's posted two in a row after Wednesday. Armstrong has a 7.64 ERA, 1.87 WHIP and 18:9 K:BB across 17.2 innings this year. He's given up seven runs in 9.2 innings during May, and his inability to pitch consistently has led to a low-leverage role after he opened the season in the closer conversation.
Armstrong allowed two hits and struck out two in two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Mets.
Armstrong relieved starter Matt Harvey with one out in the fifth inning. Armstrong allowed two inherited runners to score, but he avoided any damage on his own line. The 30-year-old right-hander has struggled to a 10.13 ERA, 2.25 WHIP and 12:7 K:BB across 10.2 innings this year. Until he can string together better outings, Armstrong will likely remain in low-leverage situations.
Armstrong pitched 1.2 scoreless innings with a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's 7-0 loss to the Yankees.
Armstrong was the first reliever up after an ineffective 4.1 innings from starter Dean Kremer. The 30-year-old Armstrong was better in his outing. He's now strung together four scoreless innings in his last three appearances. For the year, the right-hander has a 9.00 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 7:6 K:BB in eight innings. He'll likely continue to work in a low-leverage role after a rough start to 2021.
Armstrong allowed two runs on a hit and two walks while failing to record an out in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Marlins.
Armstrong allowed a single and two walks to load the bases in the sixth inning before Adam Plutko entered the game. Plutko allowed two runners to score, which were charged to Armstrong. The 30-year-old Armstrong had seen high-leverage work previously, but his early entrance Tuesday suggests his poor performance has removed him from the closer committee. Armstrong has allowed nine runs (eight earned), nine hits and five walks across four innings this season.
Armstrong gave up a run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's 4-3 extra-innings win over the Yankees. He was charged with a blown save.
Armstrong entered the game to start the bottom of the eighth inning. He retired Clint Frazier and Jay Bruce on groundouts, then allowed Gary Sanchez to reach on a single. Mike Tauchman entered as a pinch runner, and Gio Urshela tagged a double to plate the tying run, handing Armstrong a blown save. The right-handed reliever has struggled in his first two appearances, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk over one inning. He's still seeing high-leverage assignments, but that could change if his poor performance continues.
Armstrong allowed two runs on a hit and a walk and struck out one in one-third of an inning in Monday's 7-0 loss to the Yankees.
Armstrong was called on to finish the fifth inning, but he ended up giving up a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton before striking out Gleyber Torres. The 30-year-old Armstrong was away from the Orioles at the start of the season to attend the birth of his child. The right-hander is expected to join Cesar Valdez and Tanner Scott in a closer committee to begin 2021, but Armstrong will need to show better than he did Monday to be trusted with a late-inning role.
Armstrong (not injury related) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Monday.
Armstrong was away from the team following the birth of his child, and he was on the COVID-19 injured list while going through intake testing prior to his return. The right-hander has now tested negative and will be cleared to rejoin his teammates ahead of Monday's series opener against the Yankees. Armstrong should factor into the late-inning mix for the Orioles going forward.
The Orioles activated Armstrong from the paternity list Sunday and transferred him to the COVID-19 injured list, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Though Armstrong is set to rejoin the team after completing his paternity leave following the birth of his child, he'll be stationed on the IL for the time being while he waits to clear COVID-19 intake testing. Assuming Armstrong tests negative over the next 24 hours, he should be activated ahead of Monday's series opener versus the Yankees. Once available, Armstrong should factor into the late-inning mix for Baltimore.
Armstrong will begin the regular season on the paternity list, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Armstrong will be away from the Orioles for several days due to the birth of his child. Following his brief absence, the right-hander is a candidate for save chances this year, but Tanner Scott and Cesar Valdez are the top options to close out games while Armstrong is unavailable. Armstrong performed well during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, as he posted a 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in 15 innings during 14 relief appearances.
Armstrong is a candidate for save chances early in the season, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Hunter Harvey (oblique) was expected to open the season in the closer role, but he'll be out until at least late May. That has opened up save opportunities in Baltimore, though manager Brandon Hyde has refused to name an official closer. Armstrong is a candidate based on his strong 2020 season -- he posted a 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP with a 14:3 K:BB across 15 innings -- though he had a 2019 campaign and will need to prove his consistency. Tanner Scott and Cesar Valdez are also candidates to see save opportunities.
Armstrong agreed to a one-year deal with the Orioles on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration.
He logged a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 15 innings last season -- a major rebound from the 5.74 ERA and 1.64 WHIP he posted in 2019 with the Mariners and Orioles. Armstrong doesn't figure to open the year with a chance at saves, but he could earn some opportunities as the year goes on.
Armstrong (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Armstrong went through a throwing program for nearly two weeks, and he showed enough progress for the Orioles to activate him for the final several games of the regular season. The right-hander carries a 2.19 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB over 12.1 innings during 11 appearances this year.
Armstrong (back) is throwing off a mound, but it's unclear whether he'll return to the team this season, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Armstrong has been sidelined for just over two weeks while dealing with back soreness, but he recently began a throwing program. However, the Orioles aren't sure whether he'll be able to ramp up his workload enough to return to game action before the end of the regular season.
Armstrign (back) began a throwing program at the alternate training site Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 30-year-old is already eligible to return from the 10-day injured list, but he's unlikely to be activated for another week or two while he rebuilds his arm strength. Armstrong went down with back soreness in late August, but manager Brandon Hyde expected him to rejoin the team by the end of the regular season.
The Orioles announced Saturday that they are putting Armstrong on the 10-day injured list with back soreness, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Armstrong hasn't pitched since last Saturday, when he gave up a run on two hits and a walk in just one-third of an inning against Boston. He will be eligible to return Sept. 5 as the transaction is retroactive to Aug. 26. The Orioles called up Evan Phillips in a corresponding move.
Armstrong is expected to fill a key setup role for the Orioles to begin the 2020 season coming off a dominant spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Heading into the spring, Armstrong already looked like one of the safer bets to crack the Opening Day bullpen, and he only strengthened his standing on the depth chart with his performance in camp. Over his four Grapefruit League appearances, Armstrong covered six scoreless innings, permitting only one hit and two walks while striking out five. Kubatko relays that Armstrong had shown an uptick in his fastball velocity during spring bullpen sessions after the offering was clocked at an average of 93.9 miles per hour last season, providing some optimism that his strong numbers in exhibition play may be more than a small-sample-size fluke. He still likely won't be worth drafting even in most AL-only leagues, but Armstrong might be someone to keep an eye on if he continues to deliver strong ratios early on during the regular season.
The Orioles reinstated Armstrong (forearm) from the 10-day injured list Sunday. He worked 1.1 innings in relief and gave up a run on three hits and a walk.
Armstrong missed the minimum amount of time with the strained right forearm and immediately took back a key role in the Baltimore bullpen. He entered the contest with the Orioles trailing by one run and proceeded to allow a home run to the second batter he faced (Whit Merrifield) but otherwise mitigated the damage.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/02||vs MIN||W 6-3||1.1||2||2||0||3|
|05/29||@ CHW||L 4-7||1.0||2||2||1||1|
|05/26||@ MIN||L 2-3||1.0||0||0||0||0|
|05/22||@ WAS||L 9-12||1.0||0||0||0||2|
|05/21||@ WAS||L 2-4||1.0||2||1||1||0|
|05/18||vs TB||L 6-13||2.0||3||2||1||2|
|05/15||vs NYY||L 2-8||2.0||2||0||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2011||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||2.0||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||0.00||0.500|
|2012||AFX-Lake County Captains||3.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||4||2||1||0.00||0.938|
|2016||AFX-Lake County Captains||2.0||2||0||0||0||0||0||5||0||0||0.00||0.000|