Club sources indicated that RHP Edwin Jackson is headed to Baltimore from Norfolk after spending last evening in the Tides bullpen unused.
A 25 man roster move will be necessary. The Orioles have room on their 40 man roster for the addition after outrighting Paul Fry.
Jackson is a fourteen year MLB veteran.
Steve Adams reports
“Through 20 1/3 innings with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk, the 33-year-old Jackson has turned in a very solid 3.10 ERA with 7.5 K/9, 4.4 BB/9 and a 32.1 percent ground-ball rate. He’s been particularly effective lately, with three straight scoreless appearances — a total of 5 2/3 innings. Jackson has worked primarily in a multi-inning relief role with the Tides and is likely to occupy that same role initially with the Orioles, per Encina. Baltimore does have some instability in its rotation, however, so it’s at least feasible that Jackson could return to a starting gig down the line if he performs well out of the ’pen.”