Orioles trade for Eveland (updated)
The Orioles have acquired left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Eveland, a non-tender candidate, netted the Dodgers a pair of Minor Leaguers in left-handed pitcher Jarret Martin and outfielder Tyler Henson.
The 28-year-old Eveland has a career 19-24 record with a 5.52 ERA in parts of seven Major League seasons. Signed to a split-contract by the Dodgers last season, Eveland spent most of 2011 with their Triple-A club and went 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA in five big league starts as a September callup.
The move gives the Orioles another potential starter and clears a roster spot for the Dodgers, who were reportedly close to an agreement with free-agent right-hander Aaron Harang according to several reports Thursday morning.
Los Angeles also signed lefty Chris Capuano to a two-year deal and the pair of deals –coupled with their returning starters — would have most certainly ticketed Eveland for Triple-A next season.
To make room for Eveland on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated Willie Eyre for assignment.
The team also announced that Minor League infielder Greg Miclat is the player to be named later that will go to Texas to complete the trade for backup catcher Taylor Teagarden.