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Orioles acquire lefty starting pitcher Jayson Aquino from Cardinals

Orioles acquire lefty starting pitcher Jayson Aquino from Cardinals

The Orioles have acquired left-hander Jayson Aquino from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash, the club announced Thursday morning.

For the 23-year-old Aquino, the Orioles will be his sixth organization since the 2014 season.

He was ranked the ninth-best prospect in the Colorado Rockies’ organization following the 2012 season by Baseball America, a tag given to him after dominating in the Dominican Summer League and rookie-level ball.

But his stock dropped as he struggled to establish himself at the Single-A level, going a combined 5-20 over the next two seasons. Despite an 0-10 record and a 4.34 ERA in 2013, the Rockies placed Aquino on their 40-man roster...

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