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Orioles claim Ashton Goudeau on waivers, outright Austin Wynns

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The Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau on waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday. They also outrighted catcher Austin Wynns to Triple-A Norfolk.

Goudeau, 28, had a 7.56 ERA in four games with the Colorado Rockies in 2020 and was claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from the Rockies on November 25th.

Wynns, who was the Orioles’ 10th-round draft pick in 2013, hit .239 with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 70 games in 2018 and 2019. He wasn’t on the club’s active roster in 2020 and was assigned to the alternate site at Bowie. Wynns was part of the taxi squad on several road trips.

The Orioles have 38 players on the 40-man roster, including catchers Pedro Severino and Chance Sisco. The team is expected to sign at least one veteran catcher over the winter.

Last week, the Orioles signed right-handed pitcher Conner Greene to a minor league contract. Greene, 25, is 39-45 with a 4.22 ERA in 172 games in the Toronto, St. Louis and Kansas City organizations.

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  1. CalsPals

    December 7, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    7.56 era, seriously, I’m not looking him up, how about career stats, this sounds like we’re going backwards…go O’s…

    • WorldlyView

      December 8, 2020 at 4:39 pm

      Yes, we are moving backwards, but that is the genius of the GM’s strategy which we outsiders cannot fathom.

  2. Bhoffman1

    December 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    We signed a batter with a 153 average and a pitcher with a 7.56 era. I like these signings

    • willmiranda

      December 8, 2020 at 10:32 am

      At least we’re starting to see a pattern. The process is working!

  3. ClayDal

    December 7, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    To be honest, I never heard of Goudreau. Doing some research, he made some sort of adjustment in AA in 2019, changing his hand position and junking his slider. His ERA in AA in 2019 was 2.07. Pitched well in the Arizona Fall League. Obviously didn’t pitch well for the Rockies this year, but only 4 games. Probably has more upside than David Hess or Thomas Eshelman. Didn’t really cost you anything since Wynns is still in the organization. Typical off-season dumpster dive. Speaking of David Hess, the AL pennant winning Tampa Bay Rays signed him to a minor league contract. Maybe they know something

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      December 7, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      There might be a reason he only played in 4 games for the Rockies. I’m thinking the main reason may be because they don’t play AA ball.

  4. NormOs

    December 7, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    7.56 ERA and 153 BA, I’m sorry, when did you say the rebuild starts?

  5. Boog Robinson Robinson

    December 7, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    OK….I’m expecting 83 wins now, up from 82 last week. I’m sure our amazing player development goup will transform this guy into the next Scott Erickson.

    Awesome pickup Mikey.

    • CalsPals

      December 7, 2020 at 6:47 pm

      Maybe Mikey needs to make more shrewd moves like this…LMAO…go O’s…

    • WorldlyView

      December 8, 2020 at 5:14 pm

      BRR: Did you mean to write “38 wins now”?

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      December 8, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Nope … I’m sticking to 83. Mikey is a magician.

    • CalsPals

      December 8, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      He can just make guys disappear like that, unless it’s someone he should make disappear…lol…go O’s…

  6. Ekim

    December 7, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    With these recent moves I’m reminded of the old saying… throw enough pies against the wall and one might stick… just saying…

  7. garyintheloo

    December 8, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I must agree with this morning’s sarcasm. Signing a castoff from both the Rockies and Pirates? Why not draft the beer leagues?

  8. Tony Paparella

    December 8, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Maybe figuring somebody may want him later and can turn around for a couple prospects.Don’t know the expenses involved in picking him up (Rich?) but would be shocked if he goes anywhere.The thing I keep telling myself is Elias is much more qualified and savvy than I will ever be as far as this game goes.

    • Rich Dubroff

      December 8, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      Tony, the Orioles also need to fill out the Norfolk and Bowie rosters, and some of the guys who have been picked up may play in Norfolk. They may be taken off the 40-man roster, and if they pass through waivers, they can be outrighted to Norfolk. The Orioles aren’t finding players just for the major league team, they need to stock the system.

      • WorldlyView

        December 8, 2020 at 4:59 pm

        “Stock the system”? Boy Genius has traded almost all of the O’s’ better players for seemingly dozens of castoffs, unproven “prospects,” and teenage lads with no professional experience. And now he has to figure out how to play all of them–plus draftees–with a reduced number of farm clubs. Maybe the goal is to have the entire O’s roster consist of players earning MLB minimum salaries and then wait until 2025 to throw “the switch” (a strategy most of us would surely support).

  9. WorldlyView

    December 8, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    STOP the sarcasm!! The Orioles have signed another pitcher, Conner Greene, to a minor league deal. On the one hand, his ERA last year was only 5.13. On the other hand, he has NO major league experience. Trade bait or slotted for the 2026 rotation?

    • Boog Robinson Robinson

      December 9, 2020 at 2:19 pm

      I’ll see your 2026 and raise you to 2027.

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