Orioles, Diamondbacks Complete Saunders Deal

The Orioles and Diamondbacks completed the August 26th trade that sent Joe Saunders to Baltimore for Matt Lindstrom, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (on Twitter). The Orioles sent cash to Arizona to complete the deal when the sides couldn't agree on a player to be named.

The initial trade sent Saunders and cash to Baltimore for Lindstrom and a player to be named later. Saunders posted a 3.63 ERA with 4.6 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in 44 2/3 regular season innings with Baltimore before pitching well in two postseason contests. The left-hander hits free agency after the World Series and could be a target for Baltimore.

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4 Comments on "Orioles, Diamondbacks Complete Saunders Deal"

2 years 10 months ago

pay up $$$

2 years 10 months ago

In other words it was Hobgood or cash.

2 years 10 months ago

Seems the right fit for both. Sometimes solid players sign or get traded and their new home isnt right.

2 years 10 months ago

The only time I doubted Buck this year was when he announced that Saunders would start the one game playoff in Texas. Still can’t believe how big Joe came up for the O’s in the postseason, such a shame they couldn’t get past that punchless Yanks squad.