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Orioles acquire minor league right-hander Konner Wade from Rockies for bonus slots

Jon Meoli
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The Orioles netted another high-minors pitcher in a trade for international signing bonus slot money Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Konner Wade from the Colorado Rockies, according to an industry source.

Wade, the Rockies’ seventh-round draft pick in 2013, spent the past two seasons with Double-A Hartford, bouncing between the rotation and the bullpen. He had a 4.28 ERA in 33 games (15 starts) in 2017, and on his career, is 29-35 with a 4.05 ERA in the minors.

The Orioles have already made several trades involving international signing bonus slots since this signing period opened July 2.

That day, they acquired pitchers Matt Wotherspoon and Jason Wheeler from the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers, respectively, and on July 31, they acquired right-hander Yefry Ramírez from the Yankees as well. They also acquired shortstop Milton Ramos from the New York Mets on July 5 and pitcher Aaron Myers from the Milwaukee Brewers on July 8 in similar transactions.

Team officials have said the decision not to invest in international amateur free agents is a strategic one made by ownership.

FanRag Sports first reported the trade.

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