Orioles acquire LHP Cole Irvin from A’s

The Baltimore Orioles acquired left-hander Cole Irvin and a minor leaguer from the Oakland A’s on Thursday in exchange for a Double-A prospect.

The Orioles also get minor league right-hander Kyle Virbitsky in the deal announced Thursday. The A’s get minor league infielder Darell Hernaiz, the 16th-rated prospect in Baltimore’s system.

Irvin, 28, went 9-13 with a 3.98 ERA in 30 starts last season for Oakland. He set career highs in innings pitched (181) and strikeouts (128) and tied his career high with 15 quality starts. He also led the A’s in wins.

Irvin is 21-30 with a 4.40 ERA in 81 career appearances (65 starts) in four seasons with Philadelphia (2019-20) and Oakland.

Virbitsky, 24, went 7-7 with a 4.63 ERA in 23 appearances (22 starts) between High-A Lansing and Low-A Stockton in his first full professional season in 2022.

Hernaiz, 21, slashed .273/.341/.438 with 12 home runs, 62 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in 105 games at three levels in the Orioles organization last year — Double-A Bowie, High-A Aberdeen and Low-A Delmarva. He made at least 21 appearances at third base, second and shortstop.

In a corresponding move, the Orioles designated left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez for assignment.


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