BALTIMORE — The Orioles have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Mitch Atkins, who is expected to sign a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
The 25-year-old spent most of last season in Triple-A with the Iowa Cubs. He was 8-3 with a 3.63 ERA in 28 games, including 15 Minor League starts, and was designated for assignment by Chicago in late September.
A former seventh-round Draft pick, Atkins has a career 5.25 Major League ERA, making seven relief appearances for Chicago over the past two seasons. This season, he was 0-0 with a 6.30 ERA in five appearances out of Chicago’s bullpen. In 10 innings of work, Atkins struck out 10 batters.
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