Orioles Sign Jon Rauch

9:10pm: Rauch has a June 18th opt out with the O's, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter).  Baltimore will then have 48 hours to respond to the veteran's request at that date.

1:03pm: The Orioles announced that they have agreed to a minor league deal with pitcher Jon Rauch.  The right-hander, who is represented by Turner Gary Sports according to the MLBTR Agency Database, will report to Triple-A Norfolk.

Rauch was designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier this month in order to create room on the 40-man roster for Duane Below.  Rauch signed a one-year, $1MM deal with the Marlins in February and posted a 6.89 ERA with 8.0 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 15 and 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old owns a career 3.88 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 over 594 big league innings.



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