The Orioles acquired right-hander Alec Asher on Tuesday afternoon in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for cash or a player to be named later, the team announced.
Asher, 25, was 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA in five September major league starts for the Phillies last season.
He missed most of 2016 serving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for the anabolic steroid dehydrochlormethyltestosterone while he was on the minor league disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for a calf injury.
On the field, Asher – who was a part of the blockbuster trade that sent Cole Hamels to the Rangers – pitched well. He had a 2.37 ERA, mostly at Lehigh Valley and Double-A...