O’s Fry traded to Diamondbacks for 19-year-old pitcher

Long-time Orioles bullpen arm, Paul Fry, has seen his tenor with Baltimore come to an end.

After being demoted, then DFA’d, the left-hander Fry has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 19-year-old right-hander, Luis Osorio.

Fry pitched in 12 games for the Orioles this season, compiling an ERA of 6.00 across 12 innings of work. Though he struck out 12 batters, his WHIP was at a 1.330 clip, and he found himself the odd man out.

Signed by the Seattle Mariners in 2013, Fry would be traded to the Orioles in April of 2017 and would make his major league debut on June 29, 2018.

Fry will end his Orioles career pitching in parts of 197 games. He finished with a record of 7-16, with an ERA of 4.80. He picked up 37 holds and converted seven of 16 save opportunities, striking out 192 across 176.1 innings.

Going back to the All-Star Break last year, Fry, a Michigan native, has an 8.54 ERA in only 26.1 frames. He has continued to keep the ball on the ground, but his strikeout rate has plummeted to a below-average 22%, while his walk percentage has spiked to 19.7%.

Osorio, a native of Venezuela, pitched in the Dominican Summer League last year to a 5.83 ERA. Across 41.2 innings, he struck out 51 and walked 20 with a 3-2 record.

He was originally signed by the Diamondbacks as a free agent in December of 2019. He has not pitched in any league this year.

We would like to thank Paul Fry for his contributions the last few years and wish him well.

Welcome to Birdland, Luis Osorio!

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