Orioles acquire right-hander Asher from Philadelphia

March 28, 2017 | WNST Staff


The Orioles announced Tuesday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Asher, 25, has gone 32-33 with a 3.39 ERA (196 ER/520.2 IP) and 466 strikeouts over 110 career minor league games (89 starts). He made five starts with the Phillies last season, going 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA (7 ER/27.2 IP) and went 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA (5 ER/29.1 IP) over four starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2016. Asher was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Texas Rangers.