Orioles Select Tom Boleska In Minor League Phase of Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles selected RHP TOM BOLESKA from the Minnesota Twins organization in the Triple-A portion of the draft.

Boleska, 26, pitched for Fargo-Moorhead in the independent American Association in 2012, going 2-1 with a 1.76 ERA (46.0IP, 9ER). In his six year professional career, Boleska is 14-13 with a 2.47 ERA (284.0IP, 78ER) in 182 games (three starts). He has struck out 268 while walking just 70 batters.

Boleska was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 35th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.

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