The Orioles announced that they traded the diluent Paul Fry To the Diamondbacks for minor league right Louis Osorio. Arizona immediately picked him up for Triple-A Reno, and the club had a pair of vacancies on the 40-person roster after their placement. Cooper Hamill And Kyle Nelson On the list of injured this afternoon.
Baltimore appointed Fry to assign him on assignment over the weekend. This was a rather quick slowdown after Southpaw got off to an excellent start to the 2021 campaign that looked like it would make him a deadline trading chip. From the start of the 2021 season until the All-Star break, Frey carried opposition hitters to a pitiful .210/.326/.218 slash in 33 runs. His 4.09 ERA was fairly average, but he hit 31% of opposing hitters while urging more than half of the balls in play against him.
Unfortunately, Fry’s performance took a sharp bearish turn since that point. Back in All-Star Break, the Michigan native has an 8.54 ERA on just 26 1/3 frames. Frye continued to keep the ball on the ground, but his hit rate fell below the average of 22% while his gait increased to 19.7%. He picked O’s Fry a few times in that span and eventually moved on completely after allowing nine runs in his 12 tires this year.
It’s possible that the Snakes’ acquisition was prompted by Nelson’s loss to the virus roster, but their relinquishment of a minor league arm could seemingly indicate that Fry can keep a roster of 40 players. Osorio, 19, signed with D-Backs outside Venezuela. He spent last season in the Dominican Summer League.
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