The Baltimore Orioles have stayed busy with their Minor League organizations this offseason, and that statement was true yet again earlier this afternoon.
The Orioles have signed right-hander Wes Robertson (no, not the actor, but the former Reds organization player).
Robertson was originally signed by the Texas Rangers back in 2017. He spent parts of two seasons with the Rangers before ending up with the Cincinatti Reds in 2019, after being selected in the Rule 5 Draft.
The 6-foot-2 righty probably needs to bulk up some but has put forth a promising 6-3 career record across 63 games as a reliever. His ERA needs some work, as he is sitting with a 5.70 career ERA across four minor league seasons.
Coming out of Washington College in Chesterton, Maryland, Robertson is athletic enough that he also has experience playing catcher.
Though he had Tommy John surgery in 2017, he returned to form by 2019, as he would possess a mid-upper 90’s fastball and a slider that sits in the mid-80’s.
With some proper coaching and adjustments to his mechanics, Robertson has the chance and tools to develope into a solid reliever.
The Orioles welcome Wes Robertson back to Maryland, where he has a chance to develope into a quality pitcher for our squad.
Welcome back to Birdland, Wes!
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