The Baltimore Orioles traded for left-handed starting pitcher Cole Irvin from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league infielder Darell Hernaiz. The Orioles also receive minor league right-handed pitcher Kyle Virbitsky.
The 28-year-old Irvin made 30 starts for the A’s in 2022, pitching to a 9-13 record with a career-best 3.98 ERA (80 ER/181.0 IP). The southpaw set career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts (128) and tied his career high with 15 quality starts. Irvin led Oakland in strikeouts, innings pitched, starts, quality starts, and wins, and ranked second among A’s pitchers in fWAR (1.4).
In addition, Irwin has gone 21-30 with a 4.40 ERA (198 ER/404.2 IP) and 288 strikeouts against 92 walks in 81 career Major League games (65 starts).
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