The Orioles have signed left-handed pitcher Nick Bierbrodt to a minor-league deal, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Bierbrodt, a former first-round pick, is something of a blast from the past, at least on the Major League scene. He spent all of 2010 in the Rockies' organization, according to Rosenthal, and last appeared in the bigs with the Rangers in 2004.
For his career, Bierbrodt has a 6.66 ERA in 144 2/3 innings, with 7.0 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9.
There is a connection here, as Rosenthal notes, as O's skipper Buck Showalter is familiar with Bierbrodt from his days as Arizona's manager. The Diamondbacks drafted Bierbrodt in 1996.
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Weird…this should not have gotten its own post…even on a slow day.
There are interesting details in this story, at least to me. He’s been playing Chinese pro ball recently. I wonder what the talent level is like over there as compared to the much more respected Japanese leagues…
Also, I remember this guy because he got shot twice at Hardee’s drive-thru in South Carolina many years ago and made it back to the bigs.
Soo does this mean we can cross them out of the Biemel Sweepstakes?
god i hope not. tthis is just like a minor league signing. enjoy Norfolk.
(at least you hope.)
666 era, nothing scary about that.
Please never pitch again just for the sake of that ERA.
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He’s the definition of left handed and breathing. But then again, no reason to be against a low-risk signing.
insert joke about Orioles winning the division here…