By Ben Nicholson-Smith [August 28, 2012 at 2:24pm CST]
The Orioles will sign free agent left-hander Randy Wolf, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter). The Brewers released the veteran starter last week.
Wolf, a Wasserman Media Group client, led the National League in hits and earned runs this year, the final season of his three-year, $29.75MM contract with Milwaukee. The 36-year-old started 24 games for the Brewers in 2012, posting a 5.69 ERA with 6.1 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and a 43.4% ground ball rate in 142 1/3 innings. The Brewers will be responsible for most of Wolf's $9.5MM salary, with the Orioles covering the pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/08/o ... -wolf.html
August 28, 2012 3:27 PM by Roch Kubatko
In a move that would add depth to the rotation and maybe provide a second left-hander to the bullpen, the Orioles are nearing an agreement with pitcher Randy Wolf, according to an industry source.
Wolf, in his 14th major league season, was 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA in 25 appearances (24 starts) with the Brewers before they let him go. He allowed 179 hits in 142 1/3 innings, most in the American League, and posted a 1.574 WHIP.
The Orioles just traded for left-hander Joe Saunders, who will start on Wednesday against the White Sox. They may view Wolf as another southpaw in the bullpen, since they're down to only one, Brian Matusz, while Troy Patton remains on the disabled list with a sprained ankle. However, Wolf has made only five relief appearances in 371 games.
Wolf has pitched for five teams, including the Dodgers twice, over his major league career, posting a 130-117 record and 4.19 ERA.
http://www.masnsports.com/school_of_roc ... -wolf.html
Another LH to throw at the Yankees and Rays if we need to. The story doesn't say it's a minor league deal, but you would assume so.