McClellan, 27, posted a 12-7 record with a 4.19 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 4.92 FIP, and a 4.34 xFIP in 141.2 innings as a starter and reliever last season for the Cardinals. The Orioles like him in either role, according to Kubatko.
As a starter last season, he posted a 6-6 record with a 4.21 ERA, 1.280 WHIP, and a 4.6 K/9. As a reliever he posted a 4.14 ERA, 1.405 WHIP and a 5.6 K/9. Last season was his first time ever starting at the MLB level.
McClellan has a career 19-22 record with 3.61 ERA, 4.36 FIP, 4.16 xFIP, 6.16 K/9, and a 3.16 BB/9
It seems the Cardinals are attempting to relieve some salary in the attempt to sign Roy Oswalt. For the Orioles, he would either jump into the starting rotation battle or assume a role in the back-end of the bullpen.