The Orioles front office had a busy day of moving players around. It all started with them trading Michael Ohlman to the St. Louis Cardinals for cash considerations. The move comes after the Orioles designated Ohlman for assignment to make room on the 40 man roster for Travis Snider.
In 2014, Ohlman spent the year in Double-A Bowie with the Baysox. In 113 games, he slashed .236/.310/.318 with two home runs and 33 RBI. Being that it was his first season in Double-A, you could have seen some struggles in his play. In 2013, however, Ohlman had a very good season with the Single-A Frederick Keys, slashing .313/.410/.524 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in 100 games.
I feel like the move was a little easier for the O’s to make since they have Chance Sisco more highly rated in their system along with a lot of catcher depth on the 40 man roster already.
In a move that came a little later today, the Orioles settled with pitcher Miguel Gonzalez for $3.275 million, leaving only Zach Britton and Alejandro De Aza left among arbitration players that have not settled.
Gonzalez is coming off another where it seems that people forget he is the most consistent pitcher in the Orioles rotation. After having some early struggled that warranted calls for him to go to the bullpen or minor leagues with Kevin Gausman knocking on the door, it was Gonzalez. He stepped up to pitch his way to a 10-9 record with a 3.23 ERA and a very high 4.89 WHIP, thanks in part to the Orioles outstanding defense.