Baltimore Orioles: Orioles Trade Dan Straily To Phillies In Lone Trade Deadline Move

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JUNE 14: Pitcher Dan Straily #53 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after allowing a two-run home run to Michael Chavis #23 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 14, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JUNE 14: Pitcher Dan Straily #53 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts after allowing a two-run home run to Michael Chavis #23 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 14, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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The Baltimore Orioles stayed quiet during Wednesday’s July trade deadline outside of a small deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Despite entering August 36-71, there was no fire sale for the Baltimore Orioles at the 2019 trade deadline.

The Orioles decided to keep players such as Hanser Alberto, Jonathan VillarMychal Givens and Trey Mancini that would have likely brought back a solid haul of prospects. Instead, the Orioles lone move of Wednesday’s deadline day was trading pitcher Dan Straily to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash considerations.

2019 has not been kind to Straily. He began the year in the Orioles starting rotation but struggled greatly posting a 9.82 ERA and a 2-4 record in eight starts and 14 relief appearances. Straily’s poor performance resulted in the Orioles designating him for assignment on June 20th. With no takers, the Orioles outrighted Straily to Triple-A Norfolk in hopes he could improve and return to Baltimore and eat innings for the team in the second half.

Straily did pitch well for the Tides making six starts and pitching to a 2.86 ERA with a 4-0 record, but instead of coming back to the majors in Baltimore the Orioles decided to send him to the Phillies.

Despite improved performance Straily is staying in the minors as the Phillies are assigning him to Triple-A Leigh Valley. As for Baltimore, they get cash in a move that doesn’t mean much other than finally getting some sort of compensation for a failed project in Straily.

Other than the small Straily trade and dealing Andrew Cashner to the Red Sox a few weeks ago it was a very quiet 2019 deadline for the Orioles. The whole baseball world expected a Givens trade and recent rumors suggested that Mancini may also be on the move.

Next. July Awards. dark

Instead, Mike Ellias stayed the course as the Orioles will finish the season with a club that is coming off a .500 month of July and is 9-9 since the all-star break.