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Orioles sign lefty reliever Josh Edgin, former Met, to minor league deal

As the Orioles continue to build left-handed organizational pitching depth, the club has signed left-handed reliever Josh Edgin to a minor league deal, according to an industry source.

Edgin — who turns 31 next month — has a 3.49 ERA over 129 relief innings with the New York Mets through parts of five major league seasons. Last season, Edgin had a 3.65 ERA over a career-high 37 innings with New York, pitching mostly in the middle innings.

He was designated for assignment in late July and made just three appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas before landing on the disabled list with a left knee injury that ended his season. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on the knee in September.

He’s traditionally had success getting left-handed hitters out at the major league level — over his big-league career, Edgin has held lefties to a .223 batting average — but this past season, left-handers hit .280 against him.

Edgin relies on a four-seam fastball, cutter and slider mix and last season, he began throwing his cutter more often, using it as his primary secondary pitch over his slider. first reported Edgin’s signing.

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