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By Chris Slade

The Orioles announced this morning that they have made a trade with the New York Mets, acquiring RHP Gabriel Ynoa in exchange for cash considerations. To make room for Ynoa on the 40-man roster, the Orioles designated catcher Francisco Pena for assignment.

The Mets recently signed RHP Fernando Salas and needed to clear space on their 40-man roster. The Orioles helped them out by making a trade for Ynoa, who likely was added to improve organizational rotation depth.He has pitched mostly as a starter, posting a 3.36 ERA in a minor league career which spans 795.1 innings over seven seasons.

In 2016, Ynoa made 25 starts at AAA, posting a 3.96 ERA over 154.1 innings, allowing 170 hits and 40 walks, while striking out 78 and holding opponents to a .285 average. He also appeared in 10 games for the Mets, three of which were starts, and pitched to a 6.38 ERA over 18.1 innings.

Here is a link to Ynoa’s baseball reference profile.

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