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Orioles acquire former Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett in trade with Mets

Orioles acquire former Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett in trade with Mets

The Orioles reunited with right-handed pitcher Logan Verrett, who was one of the team’s Rule 5 picks two years ago, acquiring him Wednesday from the New York Mets for cash considerations.

Verrett was 3-8 with a 5.20 ERA in 35 games (12 starts) for the Mets last season. He opened the season as a swingman with New York, posting a 0.93 ERA in his first nine games (two starts), but saw his most success pitching out of the bullpen. Verrett posted a 2.84 ERA in 31 2/3 innings as a reliever last season for the Mets.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duqette said Verrett’s ability to work as a starter and a reliever was an attractive commodity.

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