August 5, 2021

Orioles Outright Cody Carroll (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Orioles announced Monday that right-hander Cody Carroll has cleared waivers and been outrighted off the 40-man roster. He’s still with the club at its alternate training site.

Carroll, 27, was acquired from the Yankees alongside Dillon Tate and Josh Rogers in 2018’s Zack Britton trade. He made a brief debut with the O’s that same season but was tagged for 17 runs in 17 innings of work. Carroll’s 2020 results were even more alarming, as he pitched just two innings with the O’s but was hammered for a dozen runs on nine hits and five walks with three strikeouts. Overall, he’s sitting on a 13.74 career ERA.

Though he’s never been considered a premium prospect, struggles of this magnitude are still surprising for Carroll, given his strong minor league track record. Carroll hasn’t simply held his own in the minors but has pitched quite well. In parts of five minor league campaigns, he’s worked to a 2.71 ERA with 10.4 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, 0.31 HR/9 and a 47.3 percent ground-ball rate. He’s…

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