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Who is Andrew Cashner? A look at the Orioles' new right-hander

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner throws during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, in September 2017.
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner throws during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics in Arlington, Texas, in September 2017. (LM Otero / AP)

Here’s what you need to know about Andrew Cashner, the Orioles’ most high-profile free-agent signing of the offseason.

Position: Right-handed starting pitcher

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Age: 31

Height/weight: 6 feet 6, 235 pounds

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The veteran right-hander is coming off the best season of his eight-year major league career. He went 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA over 28 starts spanning 166 1/3 innings for the Texas Rangers in 2017.

Background: A native of Conroe, Texas, Cashner starred at Angelina College and Texas Christian before being taken No. 19 overall in the 2008 draft by the Chicago Cubs.

Career stats: 42-64, 3.80 ERA, 893 innings pitched, 1.319 walks plus hits per inning pitched, 7.5 wins above replacement over eight seasons

Best season: 5-7, 2.55 ERA, 1.127 WHIP in 19 appearances (all starts) in 2014 for the San Diego Padres

Last season: 11-11, 3.40 ERA, 1.320 WHIP in 28 appearances (all starts) for the Texas Rangers

Pitching style: Four-seam fastball (24.1 percent usage in 2017), sinker (40.9 percent), changeup (14.2 percent), cutter (12.3 percent) and curveball (8.5 percent), according to Brooks Baseball

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