MLB Trade Rumors: Orioles Looking For Pitching Help; 3 Potential Targets

As the July 30 trade deadline approaches, the Baltimore Orioles are actively scouting the market for additional pitching help to bolster their bullpen. 

Despite a commendable bullpen performance, ranked fourth in the majors with a 3.24 ERA, the Orioles are seeking to enhance their depth and strikeout capabilities. 

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the team's solid 44-22 record and position at the top of the Wild Card standings have intensified their pursuit for high-impact arms that could strengthen their playoff push.

Among the potential targets, Mason Miller of the Oakland Athletics stands out due to his impressive statistics this season. 

Miller has captured attention with a stellar 2.12 ERA and an extraordinary 49.5% strikeout rate, powered by a fastball that averages over 100 mph. 

However, acquiring him could prove costly due to the Athletics' high asking price and his five remaining seasons of team control, making him a significant investment for the future as well.

The Orioles are also considering Michael Kopech of the Chicago White Sox and Carlos Estévez of the Los Angeles Angels. 

Kopech offers a versatile arm capable of starting or relieving, although this season he's purely been a reliever, noted for his power pitching and potential upside. 

This season, he holds a 4.94 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, with 39 strikeouts across 27.1 innings and 27 appearances.

On the other hand, Estévez brings a wealth of experience in high-leverage situations, making him a reliable option for setting up or closing games.

Over his two seasons with the Angels, the 31-year-old holds a 3.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, with 97 strikeouts across 82.1 innings and 83 appearances.

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