Wei-Yin Chen

Adding left-handed upgrade to rotation will be a challenge for Orioles in offseason

Adding left-handed upgrade to rotation will be a challenge for Orioles in offseason

As the Orioles focus on rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason, the club will emphasize adding at least one left-handed starter, a goal that could be difficult given the unremarkable free-agent market for lefty arms.

The Orioles own a club option on left-hander Wade Miley. The prospect of the team exercising a $12 million option seemed to be a legitimate possibility going into the final month of the season – especially forecasting the free-agent market for left-handed starters. But Miley posted a 12.56 ERA over his final four starts and it appears the Orioles will send him to free agency by giving him a $500,000 buyout.

While adding a quality left-hander makes...

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