Hanhold was designated for assignment recently. The Mets have carried the 25-year-old on the 40-man roster all season long, but obviously didn’t feel he was ready to help late this season.
To this point, Hanhold has only received three MLB appearances, all coming in 2018. He owns a 96 mph fastball and has punched out 11.3 batters per nine in forty Double-A innings, but owns a 5.32 ERA with a pedestrian combination of 7.4 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in his 67 2/3 lifetime Triple-A innings.
The O’s will see if they can unlock some value from Hanhold’s strong arm. They’ll bump Blach from the roster to make way. The 28-year-old southpaw was bludgeoned for 26 earned runs in five starts in Baltimore. He also struggled quite a bit during his time this year at Triple-A, allowing 6.54 earned per nine over 96 1/3 frames.