The Orioles have selected the contract of right-hander Jay Flaa, the team announced. The Orioles already had an opening on their 40-man roster, and room was created on the 26-man active roster when left-hander Zac Lowther was optioned to the alternate training site.
A sixth-round pick out of North Dakota State in the 2015 draft, Flaa has a 3.41 ERA and 26.75% strikeout rate over 258 2/3 minor league innings. Working as a reliever in all but three of his 165 professional games, Flaa has been able to miss some bats but he has also had some control issues, posting a below-average 11.25% walk rate. As the Orioles continue to explore and audition multiple pitchers during their rebuild, Flaa will get a chance in the team’s bullpen, and is on track to make his Major League debut at age 28.
Lowther made his own debut just yesterday, tossing an inning of scoreless relief in Baltimore’s 8-1 victory over the Athletics. Lowther will now head back to the alternate site after his cup of coffee in the bigs, as the southpaw was only called up prior to Sunday’s game.
Bring up Jannis!
As I looked at the Orioles depth chart just now, I couldn’t help but notice how Adam Plutko has been a stud out of their bullpen
Their pen as a whole has been decent so far. We’ll see how long it lasts.Plutko, Paul fry and Travis lakins have been great
If he ever gets to be on base and runs real fast,they should play “flaa like an eagle”… or “gonna flaa now”
dude so flaa
The room wasn’t very clean but the management was very kind. Gave us a discount for the next time we stay here. Over all a 7 out of 10 stars.
Ow wait wrong post ummmm……. yeah Os. Jay will do great?
“Ah tell ya that boy can flat out flaa around the bases.”
I Beg To Differ
Wow, what year is this?
His favorite hobby? Flaa fishing, of course.
Just another body for the “rebuild” i.e.someone who will cost the team peanuts while management scurries around pretending they are busy while following the real plan which is to keep costs down as much as possible for new ownership when Angelos senior passes on. (There are substantial tax benefits to selling after his death.)
Flaa is an easy DFA once they need a 40 man slot. Only reason he was the one chosen.
I feel like Flaa’s last name was different once, but someone at the DMV messed it up, and he was too chill to change it.