MLB News: Orioles ‘eyeballing’ former World Series Champion and All-Star starter Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles are showing interest in free agent right-handed starter Michael Wacha. They’re the first offseason team known to be checking out the right-hander, who is coming off a decent season with the Boston Red Sox, rivals in the American League East.

The 31-year-old, 6-foot-1, Wacha signed a $7 million, one-year contract with Boston last offseason. He had posted a 5.05 ERA in 124 2/3 innings with the Rays the year before and hadn’t had much success keeping runs off the board since 2018:

However, the Red Sox rallied, putting their faith in a fastball that hovered around 94 MPH and a swinging strike rate that had been above 11% in each of the previous two seasons. The former first-round pick rewarded them with their most successful year in a long time.

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Wacha he made 23 starts and pitched 127 1/3 innings, pitching with a 3.32 quality ERA. He landed on the disabled list twice, first with a left intercostal strain, then with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, but usually kept runs off the board when healthy.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: Orioles ‘eyeballing’ former World Series Champion and All-Star starter Red Sox