Baltimore Orioles Place Pitcher On Waivers After Career-Best Season

The Baltimore Orioles have designated right-handed relief pitcher Joey Krehbiel for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the team's 40-man roster for Luis Torrens, who was acquired from the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations.

Despite posting a career-best 3.90 ERA over 56 appearances and 57.2 innings pitched for the Orioles in 2022, Krehbiel did not make the Opening Day roster for the 2023 season.

Instead, the 30-year-old spent the entirety of the current season playing for the Triple-A team Norfolk, where he recorded a strong 2.00 ERA over nine innings pitched.

Krehbiel's designation for assignment may present an opportunity for other teams seeking bullpen support to claim him off waivers or through a potential trade.

While it remains to be seen whether he will be picked up by another team, Krehbiel's previous performance in the major leagues suggests that he could be a valuable asset for a team in need of relief pitching.

In total, over his three-year career, Krehbiel holds a 3.78 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, with 52 strikeouts across 69 innings and 64 appearances.

He likely won't remain on waivers for long. Photo Credit:  Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports