Orioles acquire Milwaukee reliever, trade Drake to Brewers

April 14, 2017 | WNST Staff


The Orioles announced Thursday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Damien Magnifico from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for 2016-17 International Signing Bonus Slot No. 15. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Jason Garcia has been designated for assignment.

Magnifico, 25, has gone 23-20 with a 3.71 ERA (140 ER/339.2 IP) in 148 career minor league games (41 starts). He made his Major League debut on August 16, 2016 at Chicago-NL (with Milwaukee) and pitched in three games with the Brewers last season. Magnifico went 6-7 with a 4.06 ERA (28 ER/62.0 IP) over 52 appearances with Triple-A Colorado Springs last season and pitched in two games for the Sky Sox this season. He has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

García, 24, has surrendered five runs (four earned) over 3.1 innings with Double-A Bowie this season. He went 6-10 with a 4.73 ERA (65 ER/123.2 IP) over 24 starts with the Baysox last season.

(Update: The Orioles also traded right-handed reliever Oliver Drake to Milwaukee for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Drake was designated for assignment on Thursday.)