The Orioles have dealt 33-year old lefty reliever Mike Gonzalez to the Rangers for a player to be named later. Gonzalez pitched in 49 games (0 starts) for the Orioles this year and he was 2-2 with 1 save, a 4.27 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. He pitched in 78 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Orioles and he was 3-5 with 2 saves, a 4.18 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Gonzalez was a huge disappointment for the Orioles as they signed him a couple of winters ago with the idea of him being the closer.
UPDATE: The Orioles are going to get 26-year old righty reliever Pedro Strop from the Rangers to complete this deal. Strop pitched in 11 games (0 starts) for the Rangers this year and he was 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. He also pitched in 39 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers and he was 4-4 with 11 saves, a 3.59 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Strop has pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the majors and he is 0-1 with a 7.24 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP. Strop has walked 22 batters while whiffing 29 of them in his first 27 1/3 innings in the majors. He has a good arm and if the Orioles can straighten out his control issues, this trade might look really good for them down the road.