The Orioles have traded right-handed reliever Shawn Armstrong to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced July 30.

Armstrong, 30, has appeared in 20 games for the Orioles this season, all in relief. He has allowed 19 earned runs in 20 innings for an 8.55 ERA. He has 22 strikeouts this season, while allowing five home runs.

For his career, Armstrong is 4-2 with a 4.65 ERA in 151.0 innings pitched.

Armstrong last pitched for the Orioles June 2. In 15 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season, Armstrong was 1-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 17 innings.

The Orioles claimed Armstrong off waivers from the Seattle Mariners in April 2019. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB Draft and made his major-league debut in 2015.

Baltimore was active in sending out relievers last summer, dealing Richard Bleier (Miami Marlins), Mychal Givens (Colorado Rockies) and Miguel Castro (New York Mets).


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