The Orioles have claimed right-hander Joey Krehbiel off waivers from the Rays and designated right-hander Manny Barreda, per a club announcement. The O’s also announced that righty Dusten Knight, who was designated for assignment over the weekend, has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Krehbiel, 28, pitched a scoreless inning during his lone appearance with the Rays this season, whiffing a pair and issuing a walk. He’s spent the rest of the 2021 season with Tampa Bay’s Triple-A affiliate, logging a 4.19 ERA with a sizable 29.5 percent strikeout rate and a tiny 5.1 percent walk rate through 43 innings. It’s the fourth season that Krehbiel has logged some time in Triple-A, and he’s fanned 26.1 percent of the opponents he’s faced at that level in his career. Krehbiel has just four big league innings under his belt, but he’s yet to allow a run in that time.
Barreda, 33 next month, recently had his contract selected and made his big league debut. He allowed four runs in 2 2/3 innings over the life of three appearances prior to today’s DFA — a brief debut for a player who has grinded through parts of 11 minor league seasons as well as five full seasons pitching in Mexico. He’s posted a 3.89 ERA in 39 1/3 innings between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates for the O’s, and he carries a career 3.45 ERA in just over 500 minor league innings.
Like Barreda, Knight was another 30-something rookie who made his big league debut in 2021. He’s notched an even 3.00 ERA in 36 Triple-A frames this season but was tagged for 10 runs (nine earned) in 8 2/3 frames during his own brief look at the MLB level. He’ll remain with the Orioles organization for the remainder of the year, at least, but he’ll be a minor league free agent at season’s end.
Barreda has a 1-0 despite a 13.50. Would love if someone can find who has the highest career ERA with a perfect record.
According to my Stathead search, the highest career ERA with a perfect W/L record is between Fernando Hernandez, who pitched in 2008 with the Oakland A’s in 3 games and finished 1-0, and Dave Wright, who pitched in 1 game in 1895 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and pitched in 1 game in 1897 with the Chicago Colts. They both have a career 18.00 ERA and a 1-0 record.
Manny Barreda is third on that list, by the way.
Never mind that. He’s been replaced by a guy with a career 0.00 ERA.
When does our pattern of claiming AAAA pitchers to get shelled and then released when do it again stop? I’m not sure what his pitching plan is for this rebuild to be competitive anytime soon. This is one of the worst pitching seasons of all time, every pitching prospect they have called up has been absolutely shelled and between the AL East, our stadium and winning 50 games a year we stand no chance to attract any even mediocre free agent pitchers. Grayson Rodriguez should be a stud but even DL Hall is no sure thing, he’s never thrown even 95 innings in a season and has averaged 5 walks/9 in the minors. We also just drafted 10 straight position players in the draft and have barely taking any in Elias outside of very late rounds. I just don’t see a path to fielding even a mediocre pitching staff for years to come
Wildbillpecos, I understand your pain. I’ve been an Orioles fan for four decades myself.
The Orioles have been searching for The Next Jim Palmer since Palmer retired. The closest they’ve come was Mike Mussina, but decided it was better to be cheap and let him move on to pitch 9 more good to great seasons with a division rival.
They’ve stuck with “grow the arms” for a long time now (read: we’re too cheap to pay for front-line starting pitching). Thus, the dumpster diving expeditions, salivating over the waiver wire hoping another team made a mistake, or hyping guys like Brian Matusz and Daniel Cabrera so they can come up and go 1-10 or lead the league in losses, runs allowed, walks, wild pitches, and hit batsmen during their careers.
They’ve creaked open the wallet twice in 20 years for SP: for Sidney Ponson and Ubaldo Jimenez!
Nothing against Hall or Rodriguez, but until they come up and pitch with sustained success in MLB for the Orioles they are not worth getting excited about. Something’s got to be rotten with the organization: look what happened to Arrieta and Gausman after they left, and even Dylan “Gopher Ball” Bundy finished 9th in the Cy race last year.
Couldn’t agree more! It’s pretty unbelievable that we haven’t drafted, developed and retained a single good Starting pitcher of any duration since Mussina ( he was drafted 31 years ago!!). That is not hyperbole, we also have traded away Arrieta (won a Cy Young in Chicago), Zach Britton (zero value in return thus far), Kevin Gausman (putting together a 5 WAR all-star season, no value in trade, was a salary dump) Dylan Bundy (jury is out but his best season was the first after the trade), and also gave away Josh Davies and Josh Hader for peanuts.
It’s not clear why the Rays DFA’d this guy, unless he’s blocking people they like better. His numbers look respectable.