I know, it’s not final yet until the physical goes down, but the Orioles are going to sign Steve Trachsel to a one year, $3.1 million deal to replace Kris Benson in the rotation.
Trachsel won 15 games last year but his numbers were hardly stellar. He walked 78 and struck out only 79 in 164 2/3 innings. His WHIP of 1.60 was nothing to write home about either. He’s a soft throwing right hander who’s 36 and known for working very slowly during the game.
Then again, at this point, beggars can’t be choosers. This is obviously a reaction to the Benson injury and Trachsel very well might have been the best guy left out there.