Orioles Designate Pedro Viola For Assignment

The Orioles designated left-hander Pedro Viola for assignment to create roster space for the newly-acquired Taylor Teagarden, the team announced. Baltimore's 40-man roster remains full.

Viola, 28, has appeared in six games for the Orioles since 2010. The Dominican lefty spent much of the 2011 season at Double-A, where he posted a 2.04 ERA with 9.1 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 39 2/3 innings.

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  1. danistheguy 4 years ago

    I said good day, sir!

  2. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago


  3. Anyone think the Orioles lost the Teagarden trade now? On the bright side, Viola could be a valuable BP pitcher to some team, he is good at allowing home runs.

  4. Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

    Thank god the Viola experement is over.  Ate a 40 man roster spot for WAY to long

    • danistheguy 4 years ago

      You said it. He was the O’s “we need an extra reliever” reliever. Fools you with those nice minor league numbers and then gets consistently bombed in the bigs. Didn’t he allow like 3 straight home runs against the Red Sox this year? I could be making that up.

      • Bleed_Orange 4 years ago

        I think you are right about the Red Sox homeruns.  I dont know how he kept fooling us because his aaa numbers were bad to.  At 28 you should be beating up aa bats.

        • danistheguy 4 years ago

          Ha, just found it via the Baltimore Sun:

          “David Ortiz, Josh Reddick and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit back-to-back-to-back home runs off Viola in the seventh inning, the first time the Orioles have allowed the feat since Guthrie was taken deep by three consecutive New York Yankees on May 20, 2009.”

  5. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    I mean this.  This is the first thing Duquette has done to make me like him.  Viola, for those who don’t remember, is one of the guys the O’s left on their roster instead of Beato.  Completely baffling. 

  6. Gumby65 4 years ago

    “Pedro Viola” looks like one of those randomly created MLB 2k11 names that are so funny…  My fave was “Hidecki Rodriguez”.

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