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Instant analysis of Orioles' deal with former Rangers pitcher Andrew Cashner

Instant analysis of Orioles' deal with former Rangers pitcher Andrew Cashner

Peter Schmuck, columnist: The Orioles had to make a deal for a veteran starting pitcher and they did, so this is no time to pick it apart. Andrew Cashner had a pretty good season for the Texas Rangers in 2017, with 11 wins and a solid 3.40 ERA, so he's familiar with pitching in the American League. He had a decent hits-to-innings ratio and a middling 1.32 WHIP, but the Orioles are gambling $16 million on him being last year's pitcher and not the one who was 22 games under .500 with the San Diego Padres and Miami Marlins. If he is, it's a solid signing, but they still need one more experienced starter to flesh out their thin rotation.

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