The New York Yankees have traded journeyman southpaw Richard Bleier to the Baltimore Orioles after DFA-ing him to make room for Chris Carter.
Bleier maintained a 1.96 ERA in 23 appearances in the Bronx last season and allowed just six hits against left-handed hitters during his first taste of the majors (.150 BAA) as a 29-year old rookie.
After being selected in the sixth round of the 2008 June Amateur Draft from the Florida Gulf Coast University, Bleier appeared in in 241 minor league games over nine seasons between the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals.
Over those 241 games, the lefty maintained a 4.02 ERA and struck out just 507 hitters in 925.1 innings of work.
Roster Move: The @Yankees traded LHP Richard Bleier to Baltimore in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) February 21, 2017
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