The Orioles have signed 34-year old righty reliever Jon Rauch to a minor league deal. Rauch pitched in 15 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Marlins and he was 1-2 with a 7.56 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP. Rauch has now pitched in 556 games (11 starts) in his first 11 years in the majors and he is 43-40 with 62 saves, a 3.90 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. Rauch probably won’t be in the minors too long if he looks good down there, as the Orioles could use some more help from the bullpen.
UPDATE: (7/3/2013) – The Orioles have released Jon Rauch as he opted out of his minor league deal. Rauch pitched in 10 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles and he was 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.