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The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles announced Tuesday.
The deal, first reported by ESPN's Keith Law, sends Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore in exchange for RHP Jake Arrieta, right-handed reliever Pedro Strop and an additional $380,000 to spend in the international market.
The Orioles immediately optioned Clevenger, 27, to Triple-A Norfolk and activated outfielder Nolan Reimold from the 15-day disabled list.
Feldman, 30, is 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts for the Cubs this season, including a 4-1 mark and 2.25 ERA in six starts in May. He appeared in nine postseason games for Texas in 2011, going 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA.
Feldman's modest strikeout rate and 255 BABIP is far below the league average. The good news is that the Orioles' defense is excellent.
The 27-year-old Arrieta, who is struggling this season with a 1-2 record and a 7.23 ERA in five starts, could make the Orioles look bad if he figures it out. So could Strop, 28, if he rebounds. He is 0-3 with a 7.25 ERA in 29 games this season.
Still, price for starting pitching obviously will be high. The Orioles clearly felt Feldman was more realistic for them than others starters.
Feldman, a potential free agent, cannot receive a qualifying offer from the Cubs in the offseason now that he has been traded.
LHP Chris Rusin will start tonight for the Cubs in place of Feldman.
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The Baltimore Orioles have been seeking to upgrade their starting rotation. On Tuesday the Orioles acquired Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs.
Keith Law of ESPN reports that the Orioles have picked up Scott Feldman and catcher Steven Clevenger from the Cubs in exchange for pitchers Jake Arrietta and Pedro Strop, and international draft slots.
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First, the details, per Keith Law.
Orioles acquire Scott Feldman and Tony Clevenger from the Cubs for Jake Arrietta, Pedro Strop, and int'l bonus slots.
â€” keithlaw (@keithlaw) July 2, 2013
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Scott Feldman is a 30-year-old, 6â€²7â€³, Hawaiian-born Jewish righthander with a three-quarters deliver. He was good for the Cubs in the first half, posting a 3.46 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 15 starts. He was also bad with Texas before that (4.81, 1.42). Oh, and he punched a guy in the armpit once.
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