The Orioles announced the signing of former Twins’ reliever Kohl Stewart to a major-league contract. Fellow right-hander Marcos Diplan has been designated for assignment to clear roster space. Stewart’s deal is a split contract which will pay him $800K if he stays in the majors, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN (via Twitter).
Stewart, 25, is best known as being the fourth overall pick by Minnesota out of a Texas high school in 2013. The former two-sport athlete was named Baseball America’s #52 overall prospect after that season, although he never realized his lofty upside with his original organization.
More to come.