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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2017 08:32 pm
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The Baltimore Orioles added some starting pitching depth Tuesday, acquiring right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the team announced.

Asher, 25, missed much of the 2016 campaign after landing an 80-game suspension in June for performance-enhancing drugs, but finished his season with aplomb, crafting a 2.28 ERA in five starts for the Phillies as a September call-up.

Selected by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, Asher - shipped to Philadelphia in July 2015 as part of the Cole Hamels deal - owns a 5.88 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over parts of two seasons in the big leagues, notching just 29 strikeouts while allowing 64 hits in 56 2/3 innings.

Asher will likely open the 2017 campaign with the Orioles' affiliate in the Triple-A International League.