Baltimore Orioles & Minnesota Twins Agree To Trade

The Baltimore Orioles have added left-handed pitcher Danny Coulombe to their Opening Day bullpen after acquiring him from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cash considerations.

Coulombe, who had the option to leave his minor league deal with the Twins, impressed in the Grapefruit League with nine scoreless innings, a 1.33 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts.

The 33-year-old has 194 MLB games under his belt and a 3.92 ERA, with a 22.1% strikeout rate, 9.9% walk rate, and 52.5% ground ball rate.

He's been particularly effective against left-handed hitters, who have batted .236/.302/.335 against him, while righties have hit .246/.333/.431.

Coulombe's strong performance this spring may give him the opportunity to join the Orioles' relief corps, which already includes lefties Cionel Pérez and Keegan Akin.

The Orioles will have to make a corresponding move since their 40-man roster is full. Nick Vespi, another left-handed option, has already been optioned to the minors.

It remains to be seen if the club will keep all three lefties on the Opening Day roster or if Akin will join Vespi in the minors.

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