In need of starting rotation help, the Baltimore Orioles acquired Wade Miley from the Seattle Mariners for minor league lefty Ariel Miranda. While Miley won’t provide the top of the rotation help the O’s desperately need, ESPN.com’s Eddie Matz highlights three ways that he improves the club:
A certifiable innings eater. Since being inserted into the Diamondbacks’ rotation as a rookie in 2012 (when he won 16 games and finished second in the ROY voting), Miley hasn’t missed a start and has thrown the 14th most innings in the majors.
A lefthander. Baltimore’s rotation has been missing a lefty since Wei-Yin Chen left as a free agent to Miami over the winter.
A hurler who’s trending up. Despite a 4.98 ERA on the season, in three starts since the All-Star break, Miley — who’s coming off seven innings of one-hit ball against the Chicago Cubs — sports a tidy 0.88 WHIP that ranks fifth in the American League.