Orioles Designate Brad Bergesen For Assignment

The Orioles designated right-hander Brad Bergesen for assignment to create roster space for Tommy Hunter, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (Twitter links). The Orioles, who confirmed the roster move, added Bergesen to the 40-man roster yesterday, but didn't call on him to pitch.

Bergesen, 26, had posted a 4.03 ERA with 4.6 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 80 1/3 innings at Triple-A before getting promoted. He posted a 5.70 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 in 101 innings a year ago, when the Orioles used him in a hybrid role as a starter and reliever.


11 Responses to Orioles Designate Brad Bergesen For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. not_brooks 3 years ago

    Honestly, I think I would have rather seen Bergesen start tonight instead of Hunter.

    Not that it matters. The O’s are going to lose to the worst team (according to record) in the AL again, thus proving that they are the actual worst team in the AL.

    And all the while, Dan Duquette is going to say that “the future is now” as he continues to see how he can destroy our already weak farm system in a destined-to-fail attempt to grab a spot in the new one game playoff.

    Woohoo…?

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      Well its not like we needed Lino or Henry as much as we needed a half season of Thome and whatever we have left on Teagarden.

      • not_brooks 3 years ago

        Ugh, don’t get me started on the Thome trade…

      • Lookouts400 3 years ago

        Rabbit, you know my feelings on the Thome trade. I did reply to you on the other blog.

    • evilmutantducks 3 years ago

      I would have rather seen Steve Johnson, or Berken, or anybody really. I think the O’s are in a position to flip a few of their players though. They have FAR too many holes to fill to make a playoff run… 3rd, 2nd, 1st, LF, most of the rotation, and now the bullpen is burned up too. O’Day, Lindstrom, Hammel (prior to injury), Hardy are all players the Orioles acquired cheaply, and now should sell high. Because that’s what good teams do…

      • Rabbitov 3 years ago

        Who exactly could we sell high on right now?

        • evilmutantducks 3 years ago

          I’m talking about selling higher then what was required to obtain that player. They need to flip their rental guys who won’t even be on the team next year like O’Day, and Lindstrom. They fleeced Texas twice last year by trading over the hill relievers and got some nice talent in return.

          • O’Day is still arbitration eligible, and Lindstrom has an option – they’re not rentals.

    • Lookouts400 3 years ago

      C’mon, NB, what’s he done for you to say that? One trade and the fragile farm system is further destroyed? Really?

  2. Adam Blosser 3 years ago

    Buck Showalter hasn’t really like Bergesen ever since he got here. Sad to see Bergy go. What a shame. I am not really sure how your starter exiting in the 5th inning is not an opportunity to bring your long man in when your starter exited in the first the night before. He should have been left in AAA if he wasn’t going to pitch.

  3. Lookouts400 3 years ago

    Hunter had a great night, 7.1, only one run. Patton on and he walks Span. Oy.

    Read Roch’s MASN blog to find out why Bergy was DFA’d. Bergy has already said he will accept the assignment if he clears waivers.

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