The Orioles announced that they have outrighted right-hander Gabriel Ynoa. He elected free agency after clearing waivers.
This is the second straight November in which the Orioles have outrighted Ynoa, whom they originally acquired from the Mets prior to the 2017 season. Once a promising prospect, Ynoa – now 26 – is coming off his first truly extensive season at the MLB level. While Ynoa did walk just 2.11 hitters per nine and induce grounders at a 46.7 percent clip over 110 2/3 innings for this year’s rebuilding O’s, a low strikeout rate (5.45 per nine) helped limit him to a subpar 5.61 ERA/6.20 FIP.